Vintage botanical print - Corona imperialis polyanthos

"Corona imperialis polyanthos"
You are buying 1 fine copy in the size of A4 – 210 x 297 mm or 8.27 x 11.69 inches.

History of original print
One of the first examples of botanical engraving on copper plates.
Basilius Besler (1561-1629)
“Hortus Eystettensis. . .ad vivum repraesentatio”
3rd ed., (Eichstätt: J. G. Sthenander), 1713

In the seventeenth century, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt,   commissioned hundreds of flower paintings. Basilius Besler (the apothecary) organized the printing of the largest book of plant portraits ever published.
Today plant’s name: Fritillaria imperialis. 

Price per one copy
15 USD / 10 EURO / 9 GBP

By post, approx. 10 days, anywhere in the world.
5 USD / 4 EURO / 3 GBP

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