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


Basilius Besler

(German, 1561–1629)

I. Poma amoris fructu luteo (orange-colored tomato), with a (II.) melon and (III.) watermelon, Latin inscription verso, Plate 319 from the Hortus Eystettensis, 1713- circa 1750 edition, hand-colored copperplate engraving on thick fibrous laid paper lacking watermark, text verso, plate 18-7/8 x 15-1/2 in. sheet, 21-1/2 x 17-1/8 in.; modern frame, 32-1/2 x 28-1/2 in.

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


hinged in, printing creases; frame with abrasions

Estimate: $600 - $900
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