Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Great Herbal


Basilius Besler's 'Great Herbal' is one of the largest books in the Library and certainly the heaviest. The enormous large folio volume is full of beautiful engravings of the flowers, vegetables and garden plants in the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. Find out more and get a closer look at this wonderful treasure on the 101 Treasures page this week.