March 23, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Basilius Besler

(German, 1561–1629)

Two plates: I. Narcissus Septentrionalis flo pleno luteo.., 1713- circa 1750 edition, text verso, plate 18-7/8 x 17-3/8 in.; I. Tulipa albigans margine coccineo.., no text verso, 17th century edition, 18-1/4 x 15-1/2 in., both from the Hortus Eystettensis, , hand-colored copperplate engravings on fibrous laid paper lacking watermarks, sheets both approximately  20-7/8 x 17-1/8 in.; matching modern frames, 29-1/4 x 25-5/8 in.

Provenance:Patricia Lee Ross Antiques, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (accompanied by certificate and receipt); Collection of Marion and Theodore Gore, Williamsburg, Virginia


hinged in, printing creases, other creases, slight foxing and toning; frames with abrasions

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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