Basil Bessler
Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Basil Bessler (1561 - 1629) was a pharmacist and botanist whose devotion to botany led him to spend the better part of sixteen years working on the drawings for his massive enterprise, the Hortus Eystettensis, and up to ten engravers produced 300 impressions from the plates in 1613.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Fine Art
British Paintings in oil
Antique Maps
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Images from the most impressive of the early 17th century Florilegia:

BASIL BESSLER
Hortus Eystettensis
1613

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Cervicaria Print

Cervicaria Maior Sylvestris
Cervicaria Hortensis Flore Cæruleo
Cervicaria Hortensis Flore Albo

Botanical print engraved by Seruasuis published in Bessler. Hand-coloured copper engraving, descriptive text on verso.

ref. AG 49/RDGV.AN/da.annr>LALN

Consolida

Consolida Aruensis Flore Rubropleno
Consolida Regalis Flore Pleno Cæruleo
Consolida Regalis Flore Pleno Purpureo

Botanical print engraved by Seruasuis published in Bessler. Hand-coloured copper engraving.

ref. AG 50/ALGS/da.annr>EANN

pseuo

Medium Flore Purpereo
Pseuoumelantbium Florubesente
Pseuoumelantbium Flore Albo

Botanical print engraved by Seruasuis published in Bessler. Hand-coloured copper engraving.

ref. AG 51/ANNG/da.annr>ESVL

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