Hortus Eystettensis


Images from Hortus Eystettensis, or the Florilegium (Plants of the Four Seasons) by Basilius Besler. I have a fac-simile, not the original book. It is a very large physical obejct, heavy to lift, and the plates were hand-coloured. This book changed the study of botany.

[picture: Clematis Daphnoides major.]

Clematis Daphnoides major.

This is the Periwinkle, with a blue flower. [$]

[picture: Chamæiris angustis foliis minor.]

Chamæiris angustis foliis minor.

Beardless purple iris, with a blue-purple flower. [$]

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