Description This commentary on Dioscorides' De materia medica by Pietro Andrea Matthioli (1500–77), first written in Italian and subsequently translated into Latin, French, German, and Spanish, included new medicinal plants and detailed woodcut illustrations, as in this example of Thymelaea (Spurge-laurel). Matthioli's printed commentary was largely responsible for disseminating the writings and ideas of Dioscorides–in both word and image–across Europe.
Commentarii in Sex Libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, jam Denuo ab Ipso Autore Recogniti, et Locis Plus Mille Aucti. Vol. II
|6/07/2012||Examination||examined for condition; examined for exhibition|
- A World of Foreign Lands. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
- Paradise Imagined: Images of the Garden in the Islamic and Christian World. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance Henry Walters [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Museum purchase, 1991
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