1578 Handcol WOODCUT CANNABIS HEMP - NIEVVE HERBALL Borcht ENGLISH EDN

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1578 Handcol WOODCUT CANNABIS HEMP - NIEVVE HERBALL Borcht ENGLISH EDN
Description Fine decorative leaf. RARE ENGLISH EDITION!! With illuminated initial van der Borcht Text in English. London. 1578. Woodcut by van der Borcht in fine hand colour. Leaf: 17.5 x 28cm This original leaf comes from: REMBERTUS DODONAEUS (1517-1585) A NIEVVE HERBALL, OR HISTORIE OF PLANTES wherin is contayned the vvhole discourse and perfect description of all sortes of Herbes and Plantes: their divers et sundry kindes: ... First set foorth in the Doutche or Almaigne tongue, by that learned D. Rembert Dodoens, Physition to the Emperour: And nowe first translated out of French into English, by Henry Lyte Esquyer. AT LONDON by me Gerard Dewes, dwelling in Pawles Churchyarde at the signe of the Swanne, 1578. Rembert Dodoens (Mechelen June 29, 1517 – Leyden March 10, 1585) was a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus. Dodoens' herbal Cruydeboeck with 715 images (1554) was influenced by that of Leonhart Fuchs. He divided the plant kingdom in six groups. It treated in detail especially the medicinal herbs, which made this work, in the eyes of many, a pharmacopoeia. It was translated first into French in 1557 by Charles de L'Ecluse ('Histoire des Plantes') and later into Latin in 1583. THIS BEAUTIFUL LEAF
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