Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Chig. F.VII.158

Latin Dioscorides Facsimile Edition

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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.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Latin Dioscorides": Dioscórides Latino facsimile edition, published by Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2003

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Dioscórides Latino

Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2003

  • Commentary (Spanish) by González Manjarrés, Miguel A.; Cruz Herrero Ingelmo, Maria C.
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Latin Dioscorides: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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