Facsimile edition made in 2002 by Patrimonio Ediciones of the 13th century manuscript, Ms. Plut. 73. 16., from the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence, known as the “Codice on Medicines of Federico II”.
Edition limited to 999 copies and numbered with notarial act (in the act this manuscript is named as “Medicine and Pharmacy of Federico II”).
Leather-bound facsimile on dry-decorated board, with central medallion and hardware, with two leather and bronze clasps. Small format 12 x 18 cm. 460 pages including 510 miniatures in Meso-Byzantine style. Written in Latin. The publisher presents it in a methacrylate cover, which is impractical due to the screws on the cover itself and because the ironwork of the facsimile itself ends up scratching it inside (the most appropriate thing would be to make it a box-case or a leather cover). It is accompanied by the corresponding study book with bilingual Spanish and English texts.
This beautiful, curious and interesting codex represents the medical encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, and was commissioned by Emperor Frederick II. It was acquired by Cosimo de’ Medici “il vecchio” for the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence.
This beautiful manuscript illustrated in Sicily with authentic works of art, brings together a good part of the medical and pharmacological knowledge of medieval Europe. Collect a miscellany of medical testimony through the Hervarium of Pseudo-Apuleius, the “Medicinis ex libris feminis et masculinis” of Pseudo-Dioscorides and others. Its 510 miniatures not only represent the plants and animals, but also the application of the healing means described, the doctors and their patients, and often also the premises in which the medical care was carried out.
Complete copy and in perfect condition.
Shipping costs paid by the buyer according to order and destination. Ask us without obligation (indicating the reference of the article) any doubt.