• Basilius Besler

    1561-1629

    An apothecary in Nuremberg. HORTIS EYSTETTENSIS, was the first big florilegium published from the collection and garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt.The plates represent over 1000 flowers many appearing for the first time. The volumes took 16 years to complete and only three hundred copies were published in the first edition,