Kreutterbuch des hochgelehrten und weltberühmten Herrn D. Petri Andreæ
In 4º, bound in full vellum, blue edges. Missing laces, wetness, browned leaves.
2 ff.n.ch., 1 f., 10 pp.n.ch., 460 pp, 27 ff.n.ch, 2 ff.bl.
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.