Texts by Adalberto Pazzini, Emma Pirani
1980 / 112 PAGES
The medical science of the 15th century illustrated by the finest Lombard miniatures of the era.
An enchanting example of the 15th-century Lombard miniature, the Theatrum Sanitatis, from which these plates are taken, was written and illuminated as a sort of illustrated medical encyclopaedia for the delight and treatment of ladies and cavaliers. A synthesis of the medical knowledge of the time, taken from classical and Arabic medicine, as well as the dictates of the popular pharmacopoeia, and at the same time a very refined work of art, this Codex is one of the most important documents of the European medieval courtly culture.