Flora : the Aztec herbal / Martin Clayton, Luigi Guerrini and Alejandro de Ávila
- Clayton, Martin, 1967-
- Additional Titles:
- Aztec herbal
- London : The Royal Collection, in association with Harvey Miller Publishers, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Guerrini, Luigi, Ávila Blomberg, Alejandro de., Windsor Castle. Royal Library. Manuscript. RCIN 970335, and Royal Collection (Great Britain)
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- The paper museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B, Natural history ; pt. 8
- Machine generated contents note: The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo / Henrietta McBurney / Francis Haskell -- Summary of known dal Pozzo drawings -- Royal Library 'Inventory A' of c.1810 -- Series B: Natural History -- General introduction to the drawings / David Freedberg -- The Accademia dei Lincei, the New World and the Libellus de medicinalibus Indoruni herbis / Luigi Guerrini -- The Codex Cruz-Badianus: directions for future research / Alejandro de Avila -- Introduction to the catalogue -- Catalogue / Alejandro de Avila / Martin Clayton.
- "This volume catalogues Cassiano dal Pozzo's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus, an Aztec herbal prepared for the son of the Viceroy of Mexico in 1552 and the earliest medical text to have survived from the New World. The original codex was presented to Cassiano's patron, Cardinal Francesco Barberini, during a papal legation to Spain in 1626, and was copied on the Cardinal's return to Rome for Cassiano's fellow members of the Accademia dei Lincei, who at that time were completing their own vast illustrated natural history of Central America." "Cassiano's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus is preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle together with the larger surviving part of his 'Paper Museum', an encyclopaedic collection of prints and drawings of antiquities, architecture and natural history subjects, acquired by George III in 1762." "Each folio of the Windsor manuscript is reproduced here in colour together with full comparative illustrations of the Codex Cruz-Badianus. The Latin text is transcribed with a parallel English translation, and each of the 184 drawings of plants is analysed. The catalogue is preceded by general introductions to the Paper Museum and to the natural history drawings, and by two thematic essays: Luigi Guerrini discusses the Windsor copy in the context of the Lincei's researches into the natural history of the New World; and Alejandro de Avila reviews the current state of research into the original Codex Cruz-Badianus, including the fieldwork and linguistic researches in Mexico that are changing our understanding of the manuscript." "This book has 264 pages, 194 illustrations, including 184 in colour." --Book Jacket.
- Dal Pozzo, Cassiano, 1588-1657—Natural history collections
- Windsor Castle. Royal Library. Manuscript. RCIN 970335
- Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Manuscript. Barb. Lat. 241
- Herbals—Early works to 1800
- Botanical illustration—Early works to 1800
- Materia medica, Vegetable—Mexico
- Materia Medica
- Natural History
- Indians, North American
- 9781905375301 (hbk.) and 1905375301 (hbk.)
- Presents the contents of the manuscript Royal Library, Windsor Castle, RCIN 970335, which is in turn copied from the Aztec herbal known as the Codex Cruz-Badianus (ms. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana Barb. Lat. 241). The texts of the manuscript are given in Latin transcriptions with parallel English translations. Introductory essays and commentary in English.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and indexes.
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