Seeds of Knowledge

Early Modern Illustrated Herbals

  • Edited by Michael Jakob
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24,50 x 29,50 cm
  • Pages 528
  • Illustrations 663
  • Language English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836646869
  • Price € 90,00  € 85,50
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Abstract

The Seeds of Knowledge exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York highlights Dr. Peter Goop’s extraordinary collection of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century European printed herbals. Doctors, pharmacists, and laypeople of the day made essential tools of these elaborately illustrated texts featuring both folkloric and therapeutic uses for plants. The quality of texts and images alike were honed constantly as scientific knowledge of the plants increased and representational methods grew more accurate. These precious books served as instruction manuals; readers frequently annotated them with recipes, observations, and other marginalia to supplement – and sometimes even correct – the printed text. The transition from the theological interpretation of nature to its empirical exploration was not only a matter for physicians and botanists but mirrored mankind’s evolving relationship to nature in general, a topic that remains of crucial relevance today.

Contents

Foreword
Peter Goop

Welcome address
Colin B. Bailey

List of Abbreviations

Introduction
Michael Jakob

Production and Distribution of German Herbal Incunabula
John T. McQuillen

Science and illustrations meet. Plants and herbs in sixteenth-century texts
Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi

CAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS, PLINY THE ELDER
PG-K001 [Historia naturale] Venice, 1476
PG-K003 Historiae naturalis Libri XXXVII Venice, 1513

SCRIPTORES REI RUSTICAE
PG-K005 [Scriptores rei rusticae] Venice, 1472
PG-K006 Opera Agricolationum […] Reggio Emilia, 1496

PSEUDO-APULEIUS
PG-K007 Herbarium Apulei Platonici […] [Rome], [1481–1484]

MACER FLORIDUS
PG-K008 [Macer floridus De viribus herbarum carmen] Milan, 1482
PG-K009 [Macer floridus / De viribus herbarum] […] Geneva, [ca. 1495]
PG-K010 [Macer floridus De viribus herbarum] […] Geneva, [ca. 1496]

BARTHOLOMAEUS ANGLICUS
PG-K015.1 Liber de proprietatibus rerum Strasbourg, 1485
PG-K016 Liber de proprietatib9 rerū Strasbourg, 1491

PIETRO DE’ CRESCENZI
PG-K017 Petri de crescentijs civis. Bononiensis epistola in librū comodorū ruralium […] Augsburg, 1471
PG-K018 [Liber ruralium commodorum] Leuven, [1483]
PG-K019.1 Opus ruralium commodorum Strasbourg, 1486
PG-K020 Petri de crescentijs Ciuis Bononieñ. in commodū ruralium […] Speyer, [1490–1495]
PG-K022 De agricvltvra Venice, 1495
PG-K024 Von dem nutz der ding die in äckeren […] Strasbourg, 1518
PG-K026 Le liure des prouffitz champestres […] Paris, 1532

KONRAD VON MEGENBERG
PG-K028.1 [bůch der natur] Augsburg, 1478

HERBARIUS LATINUS
PG-K031 [Herbarius] Mainz, [ca. 1484]
PG-K032 Herbarius Speyer, 1484
PG-K033.1 Herbarius Passau, [14]85
PG-K033.2 Herbarius Passau, [14]85
PG-K034.2 Herbarius Passau, 1486
PG-K035 Tractatus de virtutibus herbarum Vicenza, 1491
PG-K036 Tractatus de virtutibus herbarum Venice, 1499

ARBOLAYRE
PG-K039 Le grant herbier en francois Paris, [1498]
PG-K041 Le grant herbier en francoys […] Paris, 1521
PG-K044 Herbolario volgare Venice, 1534
PG-K047 The greate Herball […] London, 1561

GART DER GESUNDHEIT
PG-K048 [Gart der Gesundheit] Mainz, 1485
PG-K049 [Herbarius zu teutsch] Augsburg, 1486
PG-K050 [Gart der Gesundheit] Ulm, 1487
PG-K051 Ortus sanitatis tranſlate de latin en francois Paris, [ca. 1500]

HORTUS SANITATIS
PG-K053 Ortus sanitatis Mainz, 1491
PG-K054.1 Ortus Sanitatis Strasbourg, [1497]
PG-K055 Ortus Sanitatis Strasbourg, [1497–1498]

HIERONYMUS BRUNSCHWIG
PG-K061 Liber de arte distillandi, de simplicibus Das buch der rechten kunst zu distilieren […] Strasbourg, 1500
PG-K062 Distilierbuch der rechten Kunst […] Frankfurt am Main, [1558]

OTTO BRUNFELS
PG-K063 Herbarum vivae eicones; Novi herbarii tomus II Strasbourg, 1532 / 1531
PG-K065 Contrafayt Kreüterbůch Strasbourg, 1532–1537

CHRISTIAN EGENOLFF
PG-K068 Herbarum imagines vivae […] Frankfurt am Main, 1538 / 1536
PG-K069 Herbarum, arborum, fruticum […] imagines Frankfurt am Main, 1546

LEONHART FUCHS
PG-K071 New Kreüterbůch […] Basel, 1543
PG-K072 Läbliche abbildung und contrafaytung aller kreüter […] Basel, 1545
PG-K073 De historia stirpium commentarij insignes Lyon, 1551

PIETRO ANDREA MATTIOLI
PG-K074 Di Pedacio Dioscoride anazarbeo libri cinque Venice, 1544
PG-K075 Les Commentaires […] sur les six livres des simples Lyon, 1561 (1560)
PG-K076 Commentarii in sex libros […] Venice, 1565
PG-K077 De plantis epitome vtiliſsima Frankfurt am Main, 1586
PG-K078 Kreutterbuch Frankfurt am Main, 1586

JEAN RUEL
PG-K079 Pedanii Dioscoridis Anazarbei. De medica materia libri sex Lyon, 1547

WILLIAM TURNER
PG-K082 A new Herball London, 1551

HIERONYMUS BOCK
PG-K083 De stirpium, maxime earum, quae in Germania […] Strasbourg, 1552
PG-K084 Kreütterbuch Darin underscheidt Nammen und Wurckung der Kreütter […] Strasbourg, [1577]

JOACHIM CAMERARIUS
PG-K091 Hortus medicus et philosophicus […] Frankfurt am Main, 1588

HIERONYMUS HARDER
PG-B002 [Herbarium vivum / Hortus siccus], ca. 1594

BASILIUS BESLER
PG-B003 Hortus Eystettensis Altdorf, 1613

Bibliography

List of herbals and related books in the Peter Goop Collection

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