Pietro Andrea Mattioli

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Iris Domestica
Date: 1565
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Iris Sylvestris
Date: 1565
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Pseudoacorum
Date: 1565
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Cyperus
Date: 1565
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Lavendula
Date: 1565
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Asarum
Date: 1565
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Phv Magnum
Date: 1565
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Cassia Solutiva
Date: 1565
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Costus
Date: 1565
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Iuncus Odoratus
Date: 1565
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Calamus Odoratus
Date: 1565
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Crocum Florens
Date: 1565
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Elenium
Date: 1565
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Gelsiminum
Date: 1565
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Lentiscus
Date: 1565
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Cedrus Phoenicia
Date: 1565
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Laurus
Date: 1565
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Fraxinus
Date: 1565
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Carpinus
Date: 1565
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Aquifolium
Date: 1565
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Ligustrum
Date: 1565
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Phillyrea
Date: 1565
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Cistus Mas
Date: 1565
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Cistus Foemina
Date: 1565
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Ladanum
Date: 1565
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Rosa
Date: 1565
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Euonimus
Date: 1565
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Oliva Boemica
Date: 1565
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Olea Sylvestris
Date: 1565
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Olea Sativa
Date: 1565
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Quercus
Date: 1565
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Rhus
Date: 1565
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Palma
Date: 1565
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Mala Punica
Date: 1565
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Myrtus Tarentina
Date: 1565
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Malus
Date: 1565
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Persica Malus
Date: 1565
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Medica Malus
Date: 1565
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Aurantia Mala
Date: 1565
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Poma Adami
Date: 1565
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Pyra
Date: 1565
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Mespilus Altera
Date: 1565
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Lotus
Date: 1565
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Loti Africanae
Date: 1565
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Cornus
Date: 1565
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Sorbus Domestica
Date: 1565
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Sorbus Torminalis
Date: 1565
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Prunus
Date: 1565
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Prunus Sebestena
Date: 1565
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Arbutus
Date: 1565
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Amygdalae
Date: 1565
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Nux Iuglans
Date: 1565
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Nux Myristica
Date: 1565
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Nux Avellana
Date: 1565
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Morus
Date: 1565
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Sycomorus
Date: 1565
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Ficus
Date: 1565
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Ficus Indica
Date: 1565
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Phasioli
Date: 1565
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Scorzonera Hispanica
Date: 1565
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Porrum Commune
Date: 1565
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Cepa Sectilis
Date: 1565
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Caryophylli Domestici
Date: 1565
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Ranunculus II
Date: 1565
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Ranunculus V
Date: 1565
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Anemone I
Date: 1565
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Anemone V
Date: 1565
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These beautiful hand colored xilographs (i.e. engraving on wood, woodcut) have been selected from an Italian work entitled "I discorsi di M. Pietro Andrea Matthioli sanese, medico cesareo, et del serenissimo prencipe Ferdinando arciduca d'Austria", published in Venice in 1568.

The engraving process which was used is called xylography, taken from the Greek -wood and writing. It is the oldest technique of artistic engraving, consisting of the cutting into a flat board of wood. The technique first appeared in Europe in the 14th century but became an established technique in the 15th century. It was already adopted by the Chinese in old times. The first typographic book including xylographies was printed in Bamberga, Germany in 1461. The first appearance of xylographic technique signifies the "Old Period" also called the period of the "thread wood" because the craftsman used to carve the wood with little knives, pointers and gouges on boards previously cut lengthwise.
Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577) studied medicine at Padua where he graduated in 1523. He was at the service of the Emperors Ferdinand and Maximillian II.

His interests were mainly concentrated in Botanic studies and gathered into a tractatus which was translated into many different languages. He is considered to be one of the most famous naturalists of his time. He prepared what many authorities now regard as the encyclopedia of Renaissance pharmacology.

Mattioli studied hundreds of plants, examined and described them fully, added many new species, and provided excellent illustrations which were far superior to those of any previous work in the field. - Heirs of Hippocrates -