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Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturem imitationem

Illustrated by Hans Weiditz (German, before 1500–about 1536), Author Otto Brunfels (German, 1488–1534), Printer Johann Schott (German, 1477–1548)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 462; Dodgson, German and Flemish, II, p. 160, no. 100; Nissen 257, 1a; Schmidt, Schott, 117


Overall: 31.6 x 20.5 x 4.5 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 82 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1530) Folio; 169 leaves [lacking 16 leaves]; contemporary wooden boards, brass clasps; green cloth box.

Woodcut title border with figures of Venus, Silenus, Dioscorides, Apollo, Hercules, and the daughters of Hesperus; arms of Strassburg printed in red and black (fol. A4v); botanical woodcuts of remarkable accuracy.

Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1530


Library, Graz University (duplicate stamp); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen