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Herbals: 17th cent.

Middle 17th century
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About this work


Collection of illustrations of plants, a few coloured.

Some of the illustrations have been roughly coloured in water-colour, the remainder drawn in red or brown ink.

The MS. is probably of Italian origin.

The names are given in Latin, Greek, and Arabic, but many have the name in one, or two of these languages only.

A few of the plants have short references in Latin, mostly to Dioscorides or Matthiolus.


Middle 17th century

Physical description

1 volume 790 pp. folio. 281/2 X cm. 21 Modern half vellum binding. Inner margin of the first leaf, and some leaves at the end defective and repaired. The t.p. and probably some leaves at the end are wanting.


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1920.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Language note



  • Latin
  • Arabic

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