[Sca-cooks] squashes/pumpkins Fuchs

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sun Nov 11 14:25:46 PST 2007

>> The first reference I have to publication lists 1541, but the 1542 and
> 1543
>> editions seem to be more common.
> I have never heard of a 1541 edition, and there is no such edition in the 
> "Published works
> of Leonhart Fuchs" mentioned in Appendix 7 of the Stanford edition of the 
> Latin herbal 1542.
> Do you know, where a 1541 copy might be extant?
> Emilio

I haven't encountered one.  It is possible that the reference I first found 
contained a typographical error.  However, Smith, Betran and Runge give a 
1541 date for the second illustration of corn in Fuchs' Herbal in Corn: 
Origin, History, Technology and Production.  Charlotte Porter in "The 
Scientific Cosmos of Columbus: An Overview" also gives the date of 
publication as 1541.  And there are some other sources I have encountered 
over the years with the 1541 date.  So, if the 1541 date is an error, it is 
an error that has propogated.


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