1678 Mattioli HERBAL Botany Medicine Verzascha Pharmacology Woodcut Illustrated

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea Gregorio

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Pietro Mattioli was an important 16th-century Tuscan physician whose medical and botanical treatises were reliable and accurate for centuries after first published. Perhaps his most famous treatise, ‘Kreutterbuch,’ is one of the most important illustrated herbal and horticultural books to ever be published. According to ‘Heirs of Hippocrates,’

“In this commentary on Dioscorides, Mattioli prepared what many authorities now regard as the encyclopedia of Renaissance pharmacology. He studied hundreds of plants, examined and described them fully, added many new species, and provided excellent illustrations which were far superior to those of any previous work in the field.” (HoH 141)

 

This 1678 Basel edition was the first edition edited by Dr. Bernhardus Verzascha, a famous physician from Basel. Even though the title page still features the names Mattioli and Camerarius, it features additions of medicinal nature by Verzascha with new illustrations not in previous editions. (Schmid). All in all, there are over 1000 individual plants depicted in the incredible woodcut engravings. This edition would form the basis for Theodorus Zwinger’s herbal.

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1678 Mattioli HERBAL Botany Medicine Verzascha Pharmacology Woodcut Illustrated

 

Pietro Mattioli was an important 16th-century Tuscan physician whose medical and botanical treatises were reliable and accurate for centuries after first published. Perhaps his most famous treatise, ‘Kreutterbuch,’ is one of the most important illustrated herbal and horticultural books to ever be published. According to ‘Heirs of Hippocrates,’

“In this commentary on Dioscorides, Mattioli prepared what many authorities now regard as the encyclopedia of Renaissance pharmacology. He studied hundreds of plants, examined and described them fully, added many new species, and provided excellent illustrations which were far superior to those of any previous work in the field.” (HoH 141)

 

This 1678 Basel edition was the first edition edited by Dr. Bernhardus Verzascha, a famous physician from Basel. Even though the title page still features the names Mattioli and Camerarius, it features additions of medicinal nature by Verzascha with new illustrations not in previous editions. (Schmid). All in all, there are over 1000 individual plants depicted in the incredible woodcut engravings. This edition would form the basis for Theodorus Zwinger’s herbal.

 

Item number: #2861

Price: $3500

 

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea Gregorio

 

Neu Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch, Von allerhand Gewächsen der Bäumen, Stauden und Kräutern, die in Teutschland, Italien, Frankreich, und in andern Orten der Welt herfür kommen : in welchem ohnzahlbare treffliche Artzneyen wider alle Kranckheiten, so wol der Menschen Alsdess Viehs, neben ihrem ordentlichen Gebrauch, beschrieben werden …

 

Basel : gedruckt bey Johann-Jacob Decker, 1678. First Basel edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [6], 792 (i.e.794), [2], [68]
    • Index features English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish
      • This makes searching easier in each language
    • References: Heirs of Hippocrates, 141; Wellcome IV, 81; Schmid, Uber Alte Krauterbucher;
    • Language: German
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~13in X 8.25in (33cm x 21cm)

 

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2861

Categories

Natural History

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Medicine & Science

Authors

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea Gregorio

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

German

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete