The Hortus Sanitatis is the first natural history encyclopaedia, published by Jacob Meydenbach in 1491, but this is the edition published in Strasburg, 1536.
Completly print in german, gothic type.
The “herbarium” part of this book describes species in the natural world along with their medicinal uses.
The second part, deal about animals, birds, fish and other creatures of the myth, such the dragon, the harpy, the unicorn, and many others strange creatures like a real medieval bestiary.
The book is an anastatic copy of the original version of 1536, but has been completely cleaned up and rebuilt where text and images had lack, with an exceptional result.
BOOK BOUND INTERELY BY HAND.
AUTHOR: Mathias Apiarius
LANGUAGE: GERMAN GOTHIC
ORIGINAL EDITION YEAR: 1536
SIZE: 21 x 15 cm
COVER: hardcover, fiber of leather red
PAPER: Favini Parchment paper 90gr.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 300
UNDERCOVER: Colored paper 110 gr.