"016 Antique Engraving Botanical XIlography Herbarium Matthioli Mattioli Serpentina 1573"
Very rare original etching (xilography), colored by hand, with a hand made frame. FROM THE FAMOUS HERBARIUM "Speeches in the six books of Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo della Materia Medicinale", edited by the doctor and phytologist Pietro Andrea Matthioli (Siena 1501 - Trento 1578), published in first edition illustrated in 1554 in Latin then reprinted many times in French, Latin, German and Italian until the middle of the 18th century. It is one of the most popular ancient herbaria. The illustrations are by Giorgio Liberale d'Udine and Wolfgang Meyerpeck. This engraving is taken from a Latin edition published in Venice in 1573. Measures with the frame cm 10.5 x cm 16.2 approximately. Hand made (modern) frame with water application of real 800 silver leaf and finished in mecca. In good condition. I do my best to describe the condition, but it is very important that you look at all of my images, as they should be the best way to determine the degree of your interest. Please ask me if you need any photos or additional information, I will do my best to get them to you.
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