Description: 3D dataset model of a 16th century Austrian woodcut of plants. This wood block, along with Mattioli Copy 1, is part of set originally commissioned for a mid-16th century publication of an ancient treatise on medicinal plants by Dioscorides, entitled De Materia Medica. The text was translated into Czech and German (and later Latin and Italian) by a Viennese doctor and naturalist, Pietro Andreas Mattioli, with the support of the Hapsburg Emperor Ferdinand I. Mattioli hired Giorgio Liberale de Udine and Wolfgang Meyerpeck to design and illustrate these blocks, of which there were originally over 600. This woodblock is held by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Rare Book and Manuscript Library under the call number 581.634 M434 c2.
Creator: Sweitzer-Lamme, Jon
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