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16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut

Almost 500 years old and amazing in detail.

This framed bookpages features one of Pietro Mattiolis famous Renaissance woodcuts. After printing the woodcut on handmade paper it was handcolored. This Artwork comes from Matthiolis famous Book of Herbs and shows a Coconut with a German description.

Published : Frankfurt, Germany, circa 1590

Title: Kreutterbuch deß hochgelehrten unnd weitberühmten Herrn D. Petri Andreae Matthioli : jetzt widerumb mit viel schönen neuwen Figuren, auch nützlichen Artzeneyen, und andern guten Stücken, zum andern mal auß sonderm Fleiß gemehret und verfertigt.

Author: Pet. Andr. Matthioli

Size : circa 16 by 12 inches (incl. Frame)

Colouring : Original Woodcut - handcolored

About the Author:

Pietro (Peter) Andrea Gregorio Mattioli (Matthiolus) was a doctor and naturalist born in Siena, Italy. He received his MD at the University of Padua in 1523, and subsequently practiced the profession in Siena, Rome, Trento and Gorizia, becoming personal physician of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Further Austria in Prague and Ambras Castle, and of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna. Mattioli described the first case of cat allergy. His patient was so sensitive to cats that if he was sent into a room with a cat he reacted with agitation, sweating and pallor. A careful student of botany, he described 100 new plants and coordinated the medical botany of his time. The first edition of Mattioli's work appeared in 1544 in Italian. There were several later editions in Italian and translations into Latin (Venice, 1554), French (Lyon, 1561), Czech, (Prague, 1562), and German (Prague, 1563). In addition to identifying the plants originally described by Dioscorides, Mattioli added descriptions of some plants not in Dioscorides and not of any known medical use, thus marking a transition from to the study of plants as a field of medicine to a study of interest in its own right. In addition, the woodcuts in Mattioli's work were of a high standard, allowing recognition of the plant even when the text was obscure. A noteworthy inclusion is an early variety of tomato, the first documented example of the vegetable being grown and eaten in Europe. The plant genus Matthiola was named by Robert Brown in honor of Mattioli.

Condition: In good antique condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look.

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Item ID: a659

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16th Century Renaissance Print of Coconut in modern Frame- 1590's Botanical Woodcut

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