Basilius Besler Botanical Hand-Colored Engraving of Poppies

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Beautiful original copper-plate engraving after Basilius Besler (1561-1629), from the Hortus Eystettensis, published in Nuremburg in1613; Originally published as one of a codex of black-and-white engravings, and later hand-colored. Printed on laid paper, with letterpress text on verso; sight size 19"; x 15.5"; W. Illustrations of three poppies: Papaver Multiplex albumoris rubicundis, Papaver flor minrato plens, Papaver flore plensargenteicoloris. Tasteful recent framing and matting; framed size: 29.75 x 33.75 x 1.5.

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