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Ortus sanitatis.

Title: Ortus sanitatis.
Uniform Title: Hortus sanitatis.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Meydenbach, Jakob, active 15th century, printer.
Publisher: [Mainz : Jacob Meydenbach, 23 June 1491]
Description: [454] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: lat
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Referenced In: BM 15th cent., I, p. 44 (IB. 343)
BN cat. des incun. H-294
Goff H486
GW 13548
Hunt botanical cat., 8
Klebs 509.1
Klebs, A.C. Early herbals, 45
Schramm, A. Bilderschmuck, XV, 26-1098
Schreiber, W.L. Manuel, 4247
Schullian, D.M. NLM Incun. 244
Wellcome cat. of printed books, I, 3326
MeSH Subjects: Botany
Materia Medica
Plants, Medicinal
Notes: Imprint from Goff.
Colophon reads: .... Qeum quidem librum omni dilige[n]tia collectum [et] elaboratum. intelligibili caractere proprijs impensis Iacobus meydenbach ciuis Moguntinus lucule[n]tissime impressit ... Impressum est autem hoc ip[su]m in inclita ciuitate Moguntina ... in qua nobilissima ciuitate [et] ars ac scientia hec subtilissima caracterisandi seu imprimendi fuit primu[m] inueta ... Anno salutis Millesimo Quadringentesimo Nonagesimo primo. Die vero Iouis vicesima tercia mensis Iunij.
Signatures: A-C⁸ D-Z⁶/⁸ a-m⁶/⁸ n-y⁸/⁶ z⁸ [et]⁸ 2a-2h⁶/⁸ 2i-2l⁶ [chi]⁸ [chi]v⁶; ²A⁸ B-E⁶ (²E6 blank); v2-3 missigned v1-2; [chi]v1-3 signed v, vj, and vij.
The "Tractatus de Animalibus vitam in terris ducentium [sic]," "Tractatus de Auibus," and "tractatus de Urinis" have special title pages.
Headline on A2r varies, may read "pn̋tis" or pűtis."
Chancery folio, text printed in 2 columns (prelims. printed in 3); 48 lines per column; col. width: 65 mm.; area of text per page: 216 x 143 mm. With initials spaces and headlines throughout; with printed guide-letters, except in the "Tractatus de Herbis", without foliation and catchwords.
Includes seven full-page woodcuts: three seated wise men with six attendants ([A1]v); three men observing eight animals in a zoo ([n1]v); two men observing birds in front of a city ([v1]v); two men on the banks of a river filled with fish and merpeople ([et8]v); four jewellers sitting at tables selling their wares to a crowd of six, with two men standing at a table of jewels in the background ([ee2]v); four physicians examining a bottle of urine in an apothecary, while three apprentices are distracted by two other apprentices fighting ([chi1]b); and two doctors with seven sick people, including 2 children ([²chi6]v); plus, 1066 smaller woodcuts of plants (530), animals (164), birds (122), fish (106), and precious stones (144).
Contains indexes.
NLM copy imperfect: final leaf (blank) wanting; bleed-through and holes caused by woodcut pigmentation, affecting text and images; some leaves repaired and silked.
NLM copy, headline on leaf A2r reads "pűtis".
NLM copy, rubrication: large initial on leaf A2r supplied in blue with red border and illuminated in gold leaf; other initials supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlinings supplied in red; woodcuts colored in reds, greens, yellows, and browns.
NLM copy, contemporary ms. annotations in German throughout, including full page of notes on the t.p. and many German terms for the subjects of the woodcuts in the margins throughout.
NLM microfilm copy shelved as: Film 48-54 no. 2
Also available online.
Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1948. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Reproduction Status: digitized.
Provenance: NLM copy provenance: early inscription in red ink on ²E5v following the colophon: "Hu[n]c libr[orum] [con]p[ar]a[ui]t F[rater]. Sigis[mundus] de ... 149 ... tu[n]c t[em]p[or]is qu[ando] fuit prior [?]brunens[is] i[n] s[an]c[t]o Thoma"; bookseller’s ticket of William Wesley, London. DNLM
Contents: Tractatus de herbis. -- Tractatus de animalibus vitam in terris ducentium. -- Tractatus de auibus. -- Tractatus de Piscibus. -- Tractatus de lapidibus. -- Tractatus de urinus.
NLM Unique ID: 9413026
Other ID Numbers: (OCoLC)1237244919


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