Medieval mineralogy, 15th century

Medieval mineralogy, 15th century

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Caption: Medieval mineralogy. 15th-century illustration of stones, jewels and minerals being studied and bartered. This coloured woodcut is from an edition of 'Hortus sanitatis' (Garden of Health), printed in the German city of Mainz by Jacob Meydenbach. Also called 'Ortus Sanitatis', this work contained treatises on plants, animals and medicinal treatments, and was first published in 1491.

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