Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566); Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer - Lot of 2 Folios - Woodcuts on 1 leaf - First State - Garden Cress, Camomile, Solomon’s Seal - 1543/1543

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Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566); Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer - Lot of 2 Folios - Woodcuts on 1 leaf - First State - Garden Cress, Camomile, Solomon’s Seal - 1543/1543
Botany, Illustrated, Incunabula & early printing, Natural History - Quantity: 2 - Single sheet

ORIGINAL LEAF FROM THE SCARCE GERMAN FOLIO EDITION of 1543!

Lot of 2 folio leaves with 3 folio woodcuts, recto and verso.

450 + folio woodcut.

34.3 x 22.2 cm

Fuch’s work and its beautiful illustrations effected a revolution in the natural sciences, comparable to that of Copernicus in astronomy and Vesalius in anatomy, both of which were published the following year, 1543.

To effect this reform accurate illustration and identification was the first requirement and it was to this task that Fuchs addressed himself.

Fuchs employed the best artists then available in Basle: Albrecht Meyer did the drawings, Heinrich Füllmaurer transferred them to the woodblocks, and they were cut by Veit Rudolph Speckle. All three are depicted in the book, the first time that book illustrators are themselves portrayed and named. These illustrations set a new standard for botanical depiction and were some of the most influential in botanical history, being copied for innumerable works well into the 18th century.

Good overall condition. Two small clean marginal tears restored (without loss). Minor fingering to corners.

Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
2
Subject
Botany, Illustrated, Incunabula & early printing, Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566); Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer
Book Title
Lot of 2 Folios - Woodcuts on 1 leaf - First State - Garden Cress, Camomile, Solomon’s Seal
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1543
Publication year youngest item
1543
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
2
Dimensions
34.3×22.2 cm
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