Full page image of the plant Olea europaea (Olive tree) with men and women harvesting olives, one up a ladder, and a man with a donkey carrying paniers; a stream and mill in the background.  Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica (Dioscorides ca. AD) by pietro andrea mattioli, describing 100 new plants, illustrations dated between by artist Gherardo Cibo.

Full page botanical painting of an Iris, labelled 'Irios' with a village and people in the background, one on a horse.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

Iris Wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations from a edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.

Full page botanical drawing of Phyllitis hemionitis, labelled 'Hemionite' (a type of fern) with ruins in the background, a man tending a tree and a man sitting on a fallen column.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica (Dioscorides ca. AD) by pietro andrea mattioli, describing 100 new plants, illustrations dated between by artist Gherardo Cibo.

Full page botanical painting of Callystegia soldanella, labelled 'Soldanella Brassica marina' (Convolvulus or Coastal Bindweed) with men carrying rods and a beach, a port and sailing ships in the background.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

Callystegia soldanella Wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations from a edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.

Fulll page botanical painting of Helleboris viridis or 'Elleboro nero' (Green hellibore), with two children sitting on a hill beside it, the boy pointing to a bird in the sky.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

Helleboris viridis or 'Elleboro nero' (Green hellibore), Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca.

Full page botanical painting of Crocus sativus, labelled 'Zaffarano' (Saffron) with two womenin white veils gathering flowers on a mountain top.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

Author Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena assembled & illustrated by Gherardo Cibo Extracts from an edition of Dioscorides' 'De re medica'

"Full page botanical painting of Abronia arenaria (Yellow verbena) and Solidago or Virga-aurea (Goldenrod) in a mountain landscape with two men carrying poles and a walled city below."  From Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

Abronia arenaria and Solidago virga-aurea Wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations from a edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.

A full page botanical painting of two samples of Mercurialis annua or 'Mercorella basillico' (Annual mercury) with a landscape sketched in pink ink in the background.  From Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

These watercolors of herbs and plants useful to doctors are from an Italian edition of ancient Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides' De Materia Medica, .

"Full page botanical painting of Asplenium scolopendrium or 'Argentina' (Silverweed) growing on a rock with a man in a hat sitting nearby and a mountain landscape with a walled town in the background. "  Dioscorides' 'De re medica', by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo--ca. 1564-1584.

Asplenium scolopendrium or 'Argentina' (Silverweed), from Dioscorides' 'De re media', assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo, c.

Full page botanical painting of Viola odorata or 'Viola' with a countrywoman gathering plants and a stream with a weir and watermill with smoke coming out of the chimney.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica (Dioscorides ca. AD) by pietro andrea mattioli, describing 100 new plants, illustrations dated between by artist Gherardo Cibo.

Full page botanical painting of Asarum europaeum or 'Assaro' (Hazelwort), with shepherds looking up at an angel in a ring of pink clouds above.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica (Dioscorides ca. AD) by pietro andrea mattioli, describing 100 new plants, illustrations dated between by artist Gherardo Cibo.

"Full page botanical painting of Galanthus (Snowdrop) on the right and a blue-flowering bulb, probably Ipheion on the left, with a botanist and a young man gathering plants on a mountain top."  Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

“Full page botanical painting of Galanthus (Snowdrop) on the right and a blue-flowering bulb, probably Ipheion on the left, with a botanist and a young man gathering plants on a mountain top.

Full page botanical painting of Polygonatum or Elleboro bianco (Solomon's seal), with a village with a well in the background; on the left, a person in a hat reading a book and a man with a beard looking at a plant he has pulled up.   Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.

These watercolors of herbs and plants useful to doctors are from an Italian edition of ancient Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides' De Materia Medica, .

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