Herbolarium de virtutibus herbarum

Dublin Core

Title

Herbolarium de virtutibus herbarum

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Excerpts

Description

The Herbolarium describes the medicinal uses of common herbs and plants with woodcut illustrations of each. The work was once attributed to the medieval physician Arnaldus de Villanova (d. 1311) because of this imaginative frontispiece depicting a meeting of Arnaldus with the eleventh-century Arabian physician Avicenna. There is, in fact, no single author for the Herbolarium; it is a compilation of classical and medieval botanical lore from many sources. This volume appears to be the first of the 541 incunables purchased, donated, or bequeathed to the Boston Medical Library by Dr. William Norton Bullard.

Abstract

Excerpt with text and woodcut print from Herbolarium (Vincenza, 27 October 1491)

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Leonardus Achates, de Basilea, and Guilielmus de Papia

Date Created

1491 October 27

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 368)

Format

image

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

Latin

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002498

Provenance

Gift of Dr. William Norton Bullard to the Boston Medical Library, 1910

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002498_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Herbolarium de virtutibus herbarum,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12586.