Leonhard Fuchs; Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer - Large folio with woodcut in hand colour: Butterbur [Pestilentzwurtz, Petasites hybridus] - 1543

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Leonhard Fuchs; Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer - Large folio with woodcut in hand colour: Butterbur [Pestilentzwurtz, Petasites hybridus] - 1543
Biologie, Botanique, Histoire naturelle, Incunable et premières impressions, Livres illustrés - Quantité : 1 - Ajouts de manuscrits du XVIe siècle - Feuille simple

ORIGINAL LEAF FROM THE SCARCE GERMAN FOLIO EDITION of 1543!

Folio with large woodcut to one leaf. 34.5 x 22.3 cm !!

450 + folio woodcut 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.

Some light fingering and very light vertical crease. Small rust spot.



Informations du lot
Object
Feuille simple
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
Biologie, Botanique, Histoire naturelle, Incunable et premières impressions, Livres illustrés
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Leonhard Fuchs; Albrecht Meyer; Heinrich Füllmaurer
Titre du livre
Large folio with woodcut in hand colour: Butterbur [Pestilentzwurtz, Petasites hybridus]
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1543
Édition
1ère édition dans ce format
Langue
Allemand
Langue originale
Oui
Extras
Ajouts de manuscrits du XVIe siècle
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