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.
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.