Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) / Albrecht Meyer / Heinrich Füllmaurer - Large folio woodcut Herb-of-Grace [Weinraut; Ruta graveolens] - 1543

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Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) / Albrecht Meyer / Heinrich Füllmaurer - Large folio woodcut Herb-of-Grace [Weinraut; Ruta graveolens] - 1543
Biologie, Botanica, Geïllustreerd, Incunabelen en vroege drukken, Natuurlijke historie - Aantal: 1 - Handgekleurde illustraties - Eén vel

Folio with large woodcut. 34.5 x 22.3 cm !!

450 + folio woodcuts with fine later hand colour.

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.

Condition: Good condition. Please view images. Minor corner crease expertly flattened. Old fingering and some staining to margins (bottom right corner). Tiny clean marginal tear closed.

! All items we sell are original engravings from the date indicated!

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Eén vel
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Biologie, Botanica, Geïllustreerd, Incunabelen en vroege drukken, Natuurlijke historie
Auteur/ Illustrator
Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) / Albrecht Meyer / Heinrich Füllmaurer
Boektitel
Large folio woodcut Herb-of-Grace [Weinraut; Ruta graveolens]
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1543
Druk
Eerste druk in dit formaat
Taal
Duits
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Extra's
Handgekleurde illustraties
Aantal pagina‘s.
1
Afmetingen
34,7×22 cm
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