Hortus Sanitatis title page

Hortus Sanitatis title page

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Title page from 'Hortus Sanitatis' by Jacob Meidenbach (1497). This book contained descriptions and drawings of plants, animals, birds, fish and minerals. Some of the drawings were highly stylised and some of the creatures mythical.

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Keywords: 1400s, 1490s, 1497, 15th century, biological, biology, book, botanical, botany, fauna, flora, hortus sanitatis, jacob meidenbach, mainz, mediaeval, medieval, middle ages, nature, rare, text, title page, woodcut, zoological, zoology

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