- Medicinal Plants
16th Century WOODBLOCK prints by Pietro Andrea Matthioli.
Each of these beautiful illusrations is
a page from Pietro Andrea Mattioli 's (1500-1577)
famous work: "I discorsi di Pietro
Andrea Matthioli Sanese, medico cesareo
: nei sei libbri di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo
della materia Medicinale" published
in Venice in the 16th Century.
Mattioli was one of the most famous herbalists
of the 16th century and was responsible
for incorporating many New World plants
into botanical knowledge. The vivid woodcuts
in his work were based on works by Wolfgang
Meyerspeck or Giorgio Liberale. Mattioli
studied medicine in Venice and Padua, and
became a doctor. After the publication of
his book, he was called to be the personal
physician to the Archduke Maximilian in
Dimensions: 9.25 X 13.75
Condition: As shown in photos (please
enlarge them!) Light toning of sheets.
Text on opposite side. Print from opposite
side shows through on image side as is
the case with most old woodblock prints.