MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea

Kreutterbuch des hochgelehrten und weltberühmten Herrn D. Petri Andreæ

John et Rosen
Size : 25 x 37 cm
Reference : 565

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In 4º, bound in full vellum, blue edges. Missing laces, wetness, browned leaves.

2, 1 f., 10, 460 pp, 27, 2

Fifth edition of the famous herbarium of Mattioli, decorated with more than 1000 woodcuts in the text of plants and flowers and a title engraving after Jost Amman. A precious copy entirely colored at the time and preserved in its first binding. The preface is by Joachimus Camerarius, a famous translator and teacher of classical languages in the 16th century.

Numerous old indications of belonging to collections. Among them a label from the Hagströmer library of the Swedish Läkaresällskapet society of the Karolinska Institute.  

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea