Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Wormwood, Artemisia - Hand coloured - 1565

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Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Wormwood, Artemisia - Hand coloured - 1565
Botanik, Inkunabeln & Frühdrucke - Anzahl: 1 - Einzelnes Blatt

Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts

Giorgio Liberale (1527–c.79) ; W. Meyerpeck

4 superb near folio woodcuts in fine (later) hand colour on 2 leaves.

On offer 2 leaves with 4 woodcuts.

Leaf: 33.5 x 22.8 cms.

FOLIO

Issued in:

Pietro Andrea Mattioli (Siena 1501 - Trento 1568)

Herbarz. Prag, G. Melantrich, 1562

Bibliographical references: Nissen, BBI 1314; Pritzel 5992; Anderson, Herbals 163.


"Many of these woodcuts were so delicately cut, that the blocks soon became worn. The 'first impressions' of such woodcuts were undoubtedly the best" (Savage 127).

Pietro Andrea Mattioli's (1500–77) Herbarz (1562) was one of the most significant editions of Mattioli's commentary on Dioscorides (circa A.D. 40–90). It is also one of scarcest herbals, with less than a handful of copies extant in North America.

Overall clean but with with light even age toning. Small marginal worm track to one leaf. Recent hand colour.

Giorgio Liberale was an Italian artist from Udine who had been working for the imperial court in Prague. In this role he produced some 600 large blocks that were used in the Prague edition of Matthioli’s Herbal. The work resulted in some of the finest woodcuts of any herbal produced in any century.

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Objekt
Einzelnes Blatt
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Botanik, Inkunabeln & Frühdrucke
Autor/ Illustrator
Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck
Buchtitel
Wormwood, Artemisia - Hand coloured
Zustand
Sehr gut
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1565
Ausgabe
Erstauflage
Sprache
Latein
Originalsprache
Ja
Bindung
Lose Seiten
Anzahl der Seiten
2
Abmessungen
33.5×22.8 cm
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