Liberale, Giorgio; Wolfgang Meyerpeck (illus).
New York. New York Botanical Garden. 1971.
Vintage color poster on cream textured paper, 36 x 24 inches. Slight creasing from rolling to left and lower right edges, some very faint foxing at left edge; overall very good condition with no toning to paper; bright and attractive. The poster features an illustration of an Italian species of lavender taken from Mattioli's Commentarii, printed in Venice in 1565. Mattioli was the personal physician to two rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, and plates from his book are held in the New York Botanical Garden Library. The text at the bottom of the poster states: "The excellent large woodcuts used to illustrate several editions of Mattioli's work are the joint work of Giorgio Liberale of Udine and Wolfgang Meyerpeck." Item #56630