The Latin Dioscorides is a fifteenth-century Italian picture book of plants understood in Greco-Roman antiquity to have medicinal properties. It is based on the text known as De materia medica by the Greek physician Dioscorides Pedanius, and the paintings may have been copied from a late antique manuscript of the text. It boasts more than 200 pages of illustrations, mostly sensitive naturalistic renderings of medicinal plants on bare parchment, but also some human and animal figures. Portraits of Dioscorides and other ancient Greek authorities on medicine are included.
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