De historia stirpium commentarii insignes

digitalis purpurea

Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 1566) was a German physician and one of the three founding fathers of botany, along with Otto Brunfels and Hieronymus Tragus.

Notable commentaries on the history of plants was first published in 1542.

Over 100 species are illustrated for the first time, many of the specimens probably coming from Fuchs’s garden in Tübingen.