No date. Ca. 1600.
Single woodcut (approximately 5 x 3 inches), hand colored, on single sheet with surrounding text, 8 1/2 x 14 inches, text on verso. Some faint foxing, overall very good condition. Beautifully designed and executed wood cuts of a poppy plant, showing flowers, roots. Coloring appears to be early hand color, simple and carefully done. Verso of page 371 from an unidentified old German language (fraktur) herbal, possibly Mattioli’s "Kreuterbuch ...." (Jacob Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 1611) a German version of his "Pedacii Dioscoridis de materia medica libri sex" first published in Venice 1558. Item #44584