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A Brief History of Mycological Illustration



1st published illustration of a fungus
Plate: Fungus [woodcut]

Ortus Sanitatis. De Herbis et Plantis. De Animalibus et Reptilibus. De Avibus et Volatilibus. De Piscibus et Natatilibus. De Llapidibus et in Terre Venis Nascentibus. De Urinis et Earum Speciebus.

[Moguntia. 1491.]

Image taken from the later,
1517 edition

Courtesy of the Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames



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