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Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Featured Basilius Besler Print

Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus Orientalis, also known as common hyacinth, garden hyacinth and Dutch hyacinth, drawn by Basilius Besler (1561-1629), one of many plates in a book entitled Hortus Eystattensis sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium ex variies orbis terrae partibus. The book contained illustrations of the flowers in the garden of Prince Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, in Eichstatt, Germany. Date: 1613

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Castor oil plant Featured Basilius Besler Print

Castor oil plant

Castor oil plant. 17th century artwork of a castor oil plant (Ricinus sp.), which is used in herbal medicine as a purgative (to discharge pus). Also seen is a Grass of Parnasus (at left, Parnassia sp., labelled with its original name Gramen pernassi), which is used as an astringent and tonic. At right is a bell flower (Campanula sp.). This artwork is taken from Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis (1613), which illustrated over 1000 flowers and attempted an early pre-Linnaeus taxonomy, making it the largest and most comprehensive work of its time

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Peppermint (Mentha cervina); weld (Reseda luteola), a European mignonette yielding yellow dye; and pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), used for medicinal purposes. Engraving for Basilius Beslers Florilegium, printed in Nuremberg in 1613 Featured Basilius Besler Print

Peppermint (Mentha cervina); weld (Reseda luteola), a European mignonette yielding yellow dye; and pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), used for medicinal purposes. Engraving for Basilius Beslers Florilegium, printed in Nuremberg in 1613

PENNYROYAL AND MINT, 1613.
Peppermint (Mentha cervina); weld (Reseda luteola), a European mignonette yielding yellow dye; and pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), used for medicinal purposes. Engraving for Basilius Besler's "Florilegium," printed in Nuremberg in 1613

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1613, Basilius, Besler, Biology, Book, Botany, Dye, Engraving, Florilegium, Illustration, Medicinal, Medicine, Mentha Cervina, Mentha Pulegium, Mignonette, Mint, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Reseda Luteola, Root, Weld