Lot 264. MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1501-1577) - Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia. Venice: in officina Erasmiana, presso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1554.

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Auction date: 26.01.2021   15:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 264 | MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1501-1577) - Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia. Venice: in officina Erasmiana, presso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1554.
MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1501-1577) - Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia. Venice: in officina Erasmiana, presso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1554.


First illustrated edition and first in Latin. The commentarii by Mattioli, the best known botanist of his time, are particularly important for the history of Botanic as they often describe for the first time newly discovered plants from the New World.

Folio (315 x 215mm). Title with printer's device, woodcut initials, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text (occasional dampstaining and light spotting and few small scattered stains). Antique-style modern vellum with manuscript titles on spine, preserved in an elegant modern case. Provenance: Francesco Richard (ownership inscription on title) - various other annotations.

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