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[Woodblock depicting verbascum from Mattioli's De Materia Medica of Dioscorides]

Publication:
Prague : [V Girzÿka Melantrycha z Awentynu?] ; [between 1561-1562?]
Format/Description:
3D object
1 woodblock : [pear wood?] ; 22 x 16 x 2 cm
Subjects:
Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, 1501-1577. Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis ... de materia medica.
Materia medica -- Early works to 1800 -- Pictorial works.
Botany, Medical -- Early works to 1800 -- Pictorial works.
Botany -- Pre-Linnean works -- Pictorial works.
Mulleins -- Early works to 1800 -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Wood blocks (printing blocks)
Place of Publication:
Czech Republic Prague.
Summary:
Woodblock was designed by Georgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck for Pietro Mattioli's book "Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis de medica materia," published in Prague in 1562.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger. Information taken from Sotheby's catalog: 15 November 2016, lot 13.
Verbascum is commonly known as mullein.
Local notes:
Kislak Center copy also contains the leaf printed from the woodblock. While the block has been dated to be circa 1561-1562; the date of the leaf is unknown. What is known is the leaf was printed in one of the Venetian Valgrisi editions (Valgrisi took possession of the blocks around 1565) but which edition is not clear.
Kislak Center copy acquired by Penn Libraries. Sotheby’s 15 November 2016, lot 13.
Penn Chronology:
1561
1562
Cited in:
Pritzel (2nd edition) 5992
NLM 16th century 3014
Contributor:
Melantrich z Aventina, Jiří, 1511-1580, printer.
Liberale, Giorgio, designer.
Meyerpeck, Wolfgang, 1505-1578, designer.
Contains:
Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, 1501-1577. Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis ... de materia medica.
OCLC:
1178774885
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