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1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health
[Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] - 1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health Ten incredible leaves from an incunable printing of “Hortus Sanitatis”. This work, also known as “The Garden of Health” is the very first encyclopedia on natural history ever printed. It was published by Jacob Meydenbach in Mainz, Germany in 1491. It included various sections on animals, plants and herbs, birds, fish, stones, and urine. This book was important, not just for its articles on known plants and animals, but also on mythical creatures like dragons, harpies, and hydras. These ten leaves include chapters from “De Herbis”, “De Animalibus”, and “de Avibus” (plants, animals, birds). Each leaf includes the original woodcut illustrations. A total of 26 woodcuts in this collection include a shepherd herding goats, fornicating boars, and birds eating fish. Item number: #1069 Price: $1950 MEYDENBACH Hortus sanitatis [Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] Details: • 10 leaves, folio • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~11.25in X 8in (29cm x 20.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1069 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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