De historia stirpium (On the History of Plants)

1542
Illustrated by Heinrich Füllmaurer (German, 16th century), Illustrated by Albrecht Meyer (16th century), Cut by Veit Rudolph Speckle (16th century), Author Leonhart Fuchs (German, 1501–1566), Printer Michael Isingrin (Swiss, 1500–1557)


Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 175; Nissen 658; Hunt 48

Dimensions

Overall: 38.7 x 26.7 x 7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

38.655

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 515 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542) Folio; 464 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf (rebacked).

Illustrations: woodcut portrait of author (title verso); portraits of illustrators and blockcutter (facing p. 896); naturalistic illustrations of plants.


Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom given to MFA, April 14, 1938.

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen