Title: Arab painters of the book of herbs Dioskurides (De Materia Medica (The Herb Book) of Dioskurides, Arabic manuscript copy Format: Poster view MORE Posters Size: 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48 cms) SKU: 573904
Details: This poster is of an illustration from and Arab manuscript of De Materia Medica by Dioscorides. It shows a student sitting on the ground as his teach shows various herbs and plants.
Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40 - 90) was an ancient Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist from Anazarbus, Cilicia, Asia Minor, who practised in ancient Rome during the time of Nero. He had the opportunity to travel extensively seeking medicinal substances from all over the Roman and Greek world. Dioscorides wrote a five-volume book in his native Greek (De Materia Medica in the Latin translation; Regarding Medical Matters) that is a precursor to all modern pharmacopeias, and is one of the most influential herbal books in history. The De Materia Medica was often reproduced in manuscript form through the centuries, often with commentary on Dioscorides' work and with minor additions from Arabic and Indian sources.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.