|Title||Garten der Gesuntheit |
|Detail Depicted||Illustrations-Relief-Woodcuts |
|Uniform Title||Hortus sanitatis |
|Creator/Author||Cuba, Johannes de |
|Publisher||Schoffer, Peter |
|Place of Publication||Mencz [Germany-Mainz] |
|Date of Publication||1485 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Ortus sanitatis|
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1401-1500 (15th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements|| l. incl. blank leaf at end, front. col. Woodcuts. initials. 28 cm. (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Printed on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Schoffer, Peter |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--Woodcuts|
|General Notes||Hand-colored woodcut.|
This print was taken from Garten der Gesuntheit (Hortis Sanitatus in Latin). It represents a variety of squilla (sea-onion).
Garten der Gesuntheit was first published in 1485 by Peter Schoffer. The work is authored by Johannes de Cuba, also known as Johann Wonnecke. He was the town physician in Frankfurt/Main from 1484 until 1503. He served previously as a doctor in Mainz and Aschaffenburg. Garten Der Gesuntheit is valuable as the first herbal composed in a modern language and the 65 (of a total of 369) images composed from nature rather than inspired by a previous work. These images have been attributed to Erhard Rewich, a protege of Wolfegg Hausbuch, one of the leading artists of the time. The remainder of the images were likely obtained by Schoffer.
This is leaf number 3 from from the modern work entitled: Herbals of five centuries; 50 original leaves from German, French, Dutch, English, Italian, and Swiss herbals; with an introduction and bibliography by Claus Nissen. Zurich: L'Art Ancien, Olten, Weiss-Hesse [etc.], 1958.
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books QK 98 N57 1958 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
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