Hortus sanitatis

Dublin Core

Title

Hortus sanitatis

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Hand coloring

Description

The Hortus sanitatis [Garden of Health] was a popular compendium of plant and herb lore during the Middle Ages. This is the first Latin edition, and twenty others were printed in Latin before 1547 attesting to its popularity. In addition to botanical information, it contains tracts on fish, birds, and other animals; mining and gemstones; and a work on the analysis of urine.

Abstract

Hand colored woodcut print from Hortus sanitatis (Mainz, 23 June 1491) showing the analysis of urine

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Jacob Meydenbach

Date Created

1491 June 23

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 379)

Format

image

Extent

1 hand colored woodcut print

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002501

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1934

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002501_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Hortus sanitatis,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12580.