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27 March 2019

Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art

Lot 16

Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

Estimate £800 - £1200 + fees

Sold Price £750



Basilius Besler (1561-1629), Amaranthus Cristatus & Amarantus Spicatus, a hand coloured engraving of two species of Amaranthus flowers, one titled Amaranthus Cristatus, the other Amarantus Spicatus, and each further inscribed with contemporary manuscript translations into German below each caption in brown ink, [published Eichstatt and Nuremburg 1613], 51cm high x 39cm wide, later mounted, framed, and glazed, 89 high x 75cm wide overall


 


Originally published in Hortus Eystettensis (Garden of Eichstätt)


 


Provenance: Private Collection, London





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