A complete copy of the rare first illustrated edition of Dioscorides' herbal
the greatest botanico-pharmalogical work of antiquity in spanish.
PEDACIO DIOSCORIDES ANAZARBEO, Acerca de la MATERIA MEDICINAL y de los VENENOS MORTIFEROS. En Valencia, por el Heredero de Benito Mace, Año de 1695. The woodcuts show plants, animals, minerals, apothecaries apparatus, etc. Dioscorides' book served as a basis and inspiration for Western botanists, whose commentaries and observations often amplified, qualified, or sometimes opposed Dioscorides' teachings. 'Until well into the seventeenth century all botanical studies were based on this book, and the greater part of any new botanical matter published in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was in the form of a commentary on Dioscorides'MORE BOOKS