De historia stirpium (On the History of Plants)

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 515 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen