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Last NameRewich / Reuwich    
Given NameErhard    
alt. NamesE. R. ; Erhart Reuwich / Rewich / Renwich / Rewig / Reeuwijk / Reeuwyck / Reeuwich ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1455 c. in Utrecht, now Netherlands    
Year died1505    
Place of deathMainz, now Germany    
Father's occupationperhaps Hildebrand Reuwich, Dean of the painters' guild in Utrecht in1470.    
Relatives    
Educationin painting w. his father in Utrecht; accompanied Bernhard von Breydenbach at expedition as draughtsman: see Choulant 1858: 34-36;    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forGart der Gesundheit 1485, printer Peter Schöffler, compiler Frankfurt physician Johann Wonnecke von Kaub; map of Palestine in: Peregrinatio in terram sanctam, Mainz 1486;Opusculum sanctarum Peregrinationum ad sepulcrum Christi in Jierusalem: http://data.bnf.fr/12198208/bernhard_von_breydenbach/     
PatronageMainz canon (Domherr) Bernhard von Breidenbach (+1497), with whom E.R. was in Palestine in 1483-4    
Collaboratorsprinter Peter Schöffler, Mainz ; Bernhard von Breydenbach, a wealthy canon of Mainz Cathedral, with whom he pilgimed to Italy, Greece, Palestine & Egypt     
Techniquescartographic map-making; botanical, zoological, architectural, geographic & topographic woodcut, hand-colouring & painting; ethnographic & geographic     
Sample(s)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inkunabel.Breyden.Peregrin.kol.jpg ; http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/ebook/q/2003/Karten/html/kat38.htm ;     
Archival sourceshttp://de.wikisource.org/wiki/ADB:Reuwich,_Erhard ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erhard_Reuwich ; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gart_der_Gesundheit    
Published sourcesJ.Braun in ADB 28(1889):347–8; P.Prange in NDB 21:474; Nagler XIII:55; Peter Heilmann: Kräuterbuch d.Elisabeth Blackwell, Dortmund 1983: 138; Joh.Gottfried Mayer: Wahrheit über den Gart der Gesundheit (1485), Passion for Plants, Stuttgart 2011:119-128; Herrlinger 1972; Lack 1987:22f.; Geck 1982    
otherGerman painter, designer & woodcutter, also active in Italy, Greece, Palestine & Egypt; see Andreas Klußmann (ed.)Bernhard von Breydenbach:Peregrinatio in terram sanctam, erste deutsche Ausgabe von Peter Schöffer, Mainz 1486,159 Bl., zahlr.Illust. & Faltpanoramen von E.R.., Saarbrücken 2009;     
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