Royal Library : De historia stirpium commentarii insignes : maximis impensis et uigiliis elaborati, adiectis earundem uiuis plusquam quingentis...

Fuchs, Leonhart, 1501-1566

Royal Library

<p>Fuch’s herbal is regarded as perhaps the most beautiful of all printed herbals; with over 500 woodcuts, many of the illustrations are based on plants grown in Fuchs’s own garden. The 54 surviving hand-coloured copies of the first edition, as here, were coloured according to his own specific guidelines, and based on a set of original drawings now lost. This copy also bears annotations by an early English owner, adding the vernacular names for many plants.</p>

 


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