Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Plut. 73.16

Medical Miscellany Facsimile Edition

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Thought to have been produced in the court circle of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Jerusalem and Sicily, the Medical Miscellany in the Laurenziana, made in southern Italy in the thirteenth century, focuses on the curative properties of plants—and to a lesser extent, animals. Its texts and illustrations are all copied from late antique manuscripts. The high-quality illumination includes full-page author portraits, a group portrait of ancient physicians, and cityscapes. Hundreds of depictions of medicinal plants and animals illustrate the texts.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Medical Miscellany": Códice sobre medicamentos de Federico II facsimile edition, published by Patrimonio Ediciones, 2002

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Códice sobre medicamentos de Federico II

Valencia: Patrimonio Ediciones, 2002

  • Commentary (Spanish, English) by Rao, Ida Giovanna; López Piñero, José M.; Jerez Moliner, Felipe
  • Limited Edition: 999 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Medical Miscellany: 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.

The Italian edition was distributed by Editalia in 2008.


Bound in leather over wooden boards with bronze hinges and clasps.

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