The 15th-century Italian herbalist could consult the illustrated Erbario and thereby know the latest medieval conventions, sometimes depicted in water colour with fantastic elements such as human faces. The medicinal properties and preparations of the plants.
Via University of Pennsylvania Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts, Public Domain Review
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