Woodcut
Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577)
Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis . . . de materia medica
Venice: Valgrisiana, 1565
Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library

 
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The first edition of Italian physician and botanist Pietro Andrea Mattioli's Commentaries on the Materia Medica of Dioscorides was printed in Venice in 1544. For this edition of 1565, the large woodblocks made for the Prague, 1562, edition were used, including the block for "Bellis minor" [Bellis perennis], the common English daisy.


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