It isn't easy being an artist

How many woodcuts can a wood cutter cut if a wood cutter needs to illustrate a natural history encyclopedia? Okay, so it's a bad pun. But that fits the bad art. The Zoology Museum library has a copy of the very useful text "Hortus Sanitatis". Now, I had to admit, I would have difficulty drawing things like drawing dog headed people because I don't have that many examples close to hand. But rabbits? Getting employed as an artist for a natural history encyclopedia that can't draw a rabbit? Admittedly, this is an unusual book. The sections include: Herbs Animals Birds Fish Stones Urine So, okay, the book is from around 1500, whcn knowledge of the natural world revolved around knowing which bird