Lot of 2 leaves with 3 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Myrtus [Myrtle, Myrtaceae] - Hand coloured - 1565

Descripción
Lot of 2 leaves with 3 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Myrtus [Myrtle, Myrtaceae] - Hand coloured - 1565
Botánica, Incunables e impresión temprana - Cantidad: 1 - Hoja única

Lot of 2 leaves with 3 large woodcuts

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

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

On offer 2 leaves with 3 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.

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.

Detalles del lote
Objeto
Hoja única
Número de libros
1
Tema
Botánica, Incunables e impresión temprana
Autor/ Ilustrador
Lot of 2 leaves with 3 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck
Título del libro
Myrtus [Myrtle, Myrtaceae] - Hand coloured
Estado
Muy bueno
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
1565
Edición
Primera edición
Idioma
Latín
Lengua original
Yes
Encuadernación
Página suelta
Número de páginas
2
Dimensiones
33.5×22.8 cm
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