THE GREEN EDITOR
Basilius Besler, (1561–1629) a German pharmacist and garden architect, was together with his brother the publisher of the Hortus Eystettensis, one of the most important works of botany. It contains masterful etchings and illustrations of plants and flowers.
The famous sunflower is only one of many wonderful and absolutely lifelike color illustrations and etchings that the Hortus Eystettensis contains. In the depiction of the plants, it was a botanically accurate representation of details.