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1554 BROOMRAPE RAPE Beans Matttioli Folio with 3 woodcuts 1st illustrated Edn - Botany

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Extremely rare leaf from the first folio Latin edition of Mattioli's famous Herbal.

Although the engraver is unknown, the woodcuts were extremely fine and delicate for the time.

From:

Mattioli, P. A. 

Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anarzabei de medica materia. 

Venice, V. Valgrisi, 1554. 

Fol. (32,5:21,5 cm).

Bibliography: EDIT 16, CNCE 37627; Adams D 655; Nissen, BBI 1305; Hunt 94 Anm.; Durling 3008.