|Title||New Kreüterbuch : Mit den allerschönsten vnd artlichsten Figuren aller Gewechß, dergleichen vormals in keiner sprach nie an tag kommen |
|Detail Depicted||Illustrations--Relief--Woodcuts |
|Creator/Author||Mattioli, Pietro Andrea|
|Publisher||Auentin, Melantrich von|
|Place of Publication||Prag [Czech Republic--Prague] |
|Date of Publication||1563 |
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||, 575 Bl. : zahlr. ill. |
|Printing Method||Printed on handmade laid paper |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--Woodcuts|
|General Notes||This is a plate from the 1563 German translation of "New Kräuterbuch..." by Pietro Mattioli. It illustrates "origanum vulgare" (oregano).|
This is a translation in German of Mattioli's commentary on the work of Dioskorides. It was originally published in Italian by Nicolo de bascarini in Venice in 1554. The first edition featured no illustrations. By 1555 a new edition had emerged using small woodcuts to illustrate the various plants. Larger Italian copies were printed in 1570, 1581, and 1604. This German edition also features small illustrations.
Mattioli is notable for his tendency to vehemently oppose anyone who disagreed with him. He disgraced a number of physicians using his considerable political influence and in his books "Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum" and "Censura" he listed 121 plants he would fight over if someone had the audacity to contradict his identifications.
This is leaf number 28 taken from the morern collection entitled: Herbals of five centuries; 50 original leaves from German, French, Dutch, English, Italian, and Swiss herbals; with an introduction and bibliography by Claus Nissen. Zurich: L'Art Ancien, Olten, Weiss-Hesse [etc.], 1958.
|Digital Collection||Historical Bookarts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books QK 98 N57 1958 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
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