Published : Germany, circa 1543
Author: Leonhart Fuchs
Size : circa 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (just the print)
Colouring : Original Woodcut - handcolored
Almost 500 years old and amazing in detail. This woodcut was hand painted and shows an amazing Plant called Pyrola. It is attached to cardboard.
Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 10 May 1566), sometimes spelled Leonhard Fuchs, was a German physician and botanist. His chief notability is as the author of a large book about plants and their uses as medicines, i.e. a Herbal Book. It was first published in 1542 in Latin. It has about 500 accurate and detailed drawings of plants, which were printed from woodcuts. The drawings are the book's most notable advance on its predecessors. Although drawings were in use beforehand in other Herbal books, Fuchs' Herbal book proved and emphasized high-quality drawings as the most telling way to specify what a plant name stands for.
The botanical genus Fuchsia is named in his honour, and consequently the colour fuchsia.
Condition: It is in good antique condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look.
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