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Leonhart Fuchs

LEONHART FUCHS

NEW KREUTERBUCH, 1543

Producing a nearly 900-page book with over 500 different plants required an entire team of  professional colleagues.

Pictured are three colleagues of Leonhart Fuchs.
At top right, Albert Meyer is drawing a plant, and top left, Heinrich Füllmaurer is transferring an already finished drawing to a wood block. Below, the form cutter, Veyt Rudolf Speckle, who made the printing plates, is portrayed.

232 years later, Salomon Schinz of Zurich used the wood blocks again to illustrate his "Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntnis (Guide to the knowledge of plants)".