Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Melanthium (4) New World American plants - Hand coloured - 1565 - 1565

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Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck - Melanthium (4) New World American plants - Hand coloured - 1565 - 1565
Inkunaabelit ja varhainen kirjallisuus, Kasvitiede - Lukumäärä: 1 - Yksittäinen sivu

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.

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 marginal two worm holes and a tiny hole 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.

Minor

Sporting and repair to edges.

Kohteen tiedot
Esine
Yksittäinen sivu
Kirjojen lukumäärä
1
Aihe
Inkunaabelit ja varhainen kirjallisuus, Kasvitiede
Kirjailija/ Kuvittaja
Lot of 2 leaves with 4 large woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale; W. Meyerpeck
Kirjan nimi
Melanthium (4) New World American plants - Hand coloured - 1565
Kunto
Hyvä
Vanhimman kohteen julkaisuvuosi
1565
Painos
1. painos
Kieli
Latina
Alkuperäinen kieli
Kyllä
Sidonta
Irrallinen sivu
Sivumäärä
2
Mitat
33.5×22.8 cm
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