[Sca-cooks] squashes/pumpkins Fuchs

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Nov 12 04:22:38 PST 2007

There's a *Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem  1532-1540 that 
Fuchs is listed as having worked on. There are 3 copies listed by Worldcat.
> A number of medical books from the 1530's also list him. The 
> cataloguing for the 1543 Herbal lists it as a second edition
> with this note: *Pritzel (2nd ed.); 3139.*
> Anderson in An Illustrated History of the Herbal lists the 1542 as the 
> earliest. I checked and the 2001 Taschen edition
of The New Herbal of 1543 lists 1542 as the earliest.
Certainly a book of 900 plus pages and 511 woodcuts would have been in 
production for quite some time, but I suspect
as Bear does that someone made an error in a source past times and it's 
been repeated in a number of sources since.

> Terry Decker wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> Bear  

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