Theodorus, Iacobus

d. 1590.

Eicones plantarum seu stirpium, arborum nempe, fructicum, herbarum, fructuum, lignorum, radicum, omnis generis: tam inquilinorum, quam exoticorum: quae partim Germania sponte producit, partim ab exteris regionibus allata in Germania plantantur: in gratiam medicinae reique herbariae studiosorum, in tres partes digestae: adiecto indice gemino locupletissimo.

Curante Nicolao Bassaeo. Francofurti ad Moenum: N. Bassaeus, 1590. Issued anonymously. A reissue of the 2,255 woodcuts from I. Theodorus' Neuw Kreuterbuch; captions in Latin and German. Includes index. References: Johnson, S. H. Cleveland coll. 133. Ms. inscriptions on front and back flyleaves.

The author was called Tabernaemontanus, for his birthplace and he was the pupil of Brunfels and Bock.  He worked for 36 years on his herbal.  Then the approximately 2,300 illustrations with their plant names were published as this work.  The popularity of this collection of illustrations is attested to by the fact that John Norton borrowed the blocks from the Frankfurt publisher and used them in Gerard's The Herball.   A few of the illustrations have been painted.  There are handwritten notes throughout, and an index at the end.

Subjects: Botany--Pictorial works; Botany--Germany.


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