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Plantarvm At[que] Animantivm Nvnqvam Hactenvs Impressarvm imagines, Partem in Italia; partem in alijs nationibus Collectæ, & ad uinum expressæ, impr. III libros digestæ, à Joanne Kentmanno Medico 1549 - Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek - Digitale Sammlunge. 27th March 2017: Treasures from the Collections: Conrad Gessner. Born 501 years ago, on 26 March 1516, Conrad Gessner was a true Renaissance scholar.
His interests ranged from the classics and linguistics to natural history and medicine. Miniatures from a 12th-century Medical and Herbal Collection. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.
With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself.
An illustrated Old English Herbal - Medieval manuscripts blog. Plant-based remedies were a major feature of Anglo-Saxon medicine.
Thanks to our current digitisation project with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, one of the British Library’s earliest illustrated collections of such remedies has just been digitised. Celebrating Conrad Gesner Day 2017 (and Spiral Sunday #27)! Happy Conrad Gesner Day!
Who is he, you may ask? And why does he have a day? Conrad Gesner (sometimes spelled Konrad Gessner) was a Swiss naturalist and polymath, born on this day (26th March) in 1516; he lived much of his life in Zurich, where he died on 13 December 1565. Gesner was an extremely important figure in Renaissance science and scholarship, and when I visited Zurich in 2008 to give a seminar at the university, a tour of the old town revealed a number of references to the great man, including the memorial stone above. As I was looking through my photographs from the trip to Zurich in 2008 I spotted the following image of some wrought ironwork from the old city which may well be contemporary with Gesner.
Happy Birthday Dr Gesner! Happy Birthday Conrad – #GesnerDay 2017. This is a rolling post collating all the contribution made today to celebrate the 501st birthday of the Swiss polymath Conrad Gesner.
Conrad Gesner based on a painting by Tobias Stimmer (1539–1584) Celebrating Gesner at the Smithsonian: Behind the scenes tour video The Guardian: 16th century ‘zoological goldmine’ discovered – in pictures Spiky blowfish Gessner had this image drawn in Frankfurt from a dried blowfish. Such dried fish decorated the shops of many European apothecaries at the time. The Renaissance Mathematicus. It is very common in the history of science, particularly in popular presentations, to describe the life and work of scientists as if they existed in some sort of bubble cut off from the rest of humanity.
This type of presentation is also a form of distortion of the history of science; scientists are almost always parts of a network of thinkers, researchers, critics all exchanging information and constantly reviewing, criticising and praising each other work. Sometimes scientists form deep friendships with other researchers that go beyond the scientific level into the personal. Conrad Gesner: Illustrated Inventories with the use of Wonderful Woodcuts – University of Glasgow Library.
Today marks the 501st birthday of influential Zurich born scholar, physician and naturalist, Conrad Gesner (26 March 1516 – 13 December 1565).
Portrait of Gesner by Tobias Stimmer, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Conrad Gesner was every part the ‘Renaissance man’, a true polymath with a wide range of interests which are reflected in the breadth and variety of his works. Although perhaps best known for his influential encyclopedic works on the natural world his early works on other topics establish Gesner’s clear fascination with compiling and organising inventories of knowledge. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The College Library contains an impressive and valuable collection of books written by Conrad Gesner.
Gesner (born in 1516) was Swiss and is best known for his systematic compilations of information on animals and plants. Conrad was the son of a poor furrier. His schooling was funded by a great-uncle who grew and collected medicinal herbs which inspired Gesner’s life-long interest in natural history. Gesner studied at Basle, Paris, and Montpellier before becoming professor of Greek at Lausanne, and finally professor of medicine and town physician at Zürich. His numerous writings covered a vast range of topics, and those on botany, zoology, medicine, and pharmacology became standard reference works throughout Europe for over 200 years. Published a medical paper on the benefits of milk and in the same year he compiled the first known bibliography. In 1551 Gesner described brown adipose tissue as “neither fat, nor flesh – but something in between”. The Renaissance Mathematicus. Anyone who pokes around long enough here at the Renaissance Mathematicus will realise that I have a fondness for polymaths.
It is in fact interesting how many of the leading researcher in history were in fact polymaths. One of my favourites is the Swiss Renaissance physician, classicist, Hebraist, natural historian, bibliographer and mountaineer, Conrad Gesner. Home Page - BRAHMS Online. Cesalpino Herbarium - Museo di Storia Naturale - Università di Firenze. The herbarium of Andrea Cesalpino The herbarium of A.
Cesalpino is a collection of exsiccata put together between 1555 and 1563. It is the oldest herbarium in the world in which the plants are ordered according to systematic criteria. Indeed Cesalpino is considered to be the scientist who laid the foundations of modern systematic botany. Libri Picturati. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. College Botanical Books The College holds an extensive botanical books collection, a large number of which were donated to us almost 250 years ago by the first Scottish born British Prime Minister - John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.
The studies of books you can see here begin in the sixteenth century (the earliest was printed before Michaelangelo started painting the Sistine Chapel), and they show the development of botanical knowledge and the gradual improvement in illustration and printing techniques. The Earliest Herbals. By Michael North This post is the first in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are books devoted to the description of medicinal plants (and sometimes other natural substances) with instructions on how to use them to treat illness. The Library’s herbals are some of the most beautifully illustrated books in the collection, and many contain information that has not yet been investigated using modern scientific methods. Many of the earliest medical writings were herbals, which described plants and how they could be used to heal illnesses. Most of these written treatises likely began as traditional oral information, passed down from generation to generation, sometimes as wider cultural information and sometimes as secrets kept within families or small social groups.
Theophrastus, De Historia Plantarum (Amsterdam: Hendrick Laurensz, 1644). The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes. Medievalists.net - Where the Middle Ages Begin. Botany.edwardworthlibrary.ie > Sixteenth Century. ‘Not a hundredth part of the herbs existing in the whole world was described by Dioscorides, not a hundredth part by Theophrastus or by Pliny, but we add more every day and the art of medicine advances’. Antonio Musa Brasavola, Examen Omnium Simplicium (1536), cited in Morton (1981), p. 118. Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Opera quæ extant omnia : hoc est, Commentarij in VI. libros Pedacij Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia (Basle, 1598), title page detail.
The sixteenth century witnessed the rise of the illustrated herbal. Garden Health Library. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The project focuses upon the techniques (and difficulties) of woodblock cutting in the making of printed botanical images, as well as upon the use and reuse of images in two distinct traditions of early modern herbals. The main focus will be upon the woodblocks cut for a project linking plant anatomy with plant chemistry/alchemy organized by the Berlin court physician and Paracelsian chemist Leonhard Thurneisser (1531-1595/6). Nature Printing: The Italian Art. F. 50r - Codex Sloane 4016. Cibo at British Library. Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1854-1860 (London: British Museum, 1875), pp. 634-35. A sketchbook with 22 leaves, bound in vellum, containing 24 studies of plants with discourses on their properties and with sketches for decorative elements.
Contact Info. Watercolours from a 16th-Century De Materia Medica. These wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations are from a 16th-century edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica. Clusius. Eerste versie Clusius correspondentie online. Collaborate - Clusius Correspondence: a digital edition-in-progress. Clusius project - Projects - Libraries. Since 2004, the research project into Leiden botanist Carolus Clusius (1526-1609) has been sponsored by the Scaliger Institute.
This is a collaboration of several researchers and departments within Leiden University and other (European) universities. Conrad Gesner - Biography - Famous Biologists. EUGENE M. Historia plantarum - Universit... Early Innovations in Paleontology: Gessner and Fossils. Until the end of the 18th century, it was generally believed that species could not become extinct, and despite important scientific advances in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was widely held that since the dawn of life, no new animal or plant species had been created or lost. Herbier Jehan Girault. Cet herbier relié fut constitué en 1558 par Jehan Girault, alors étudiant en médecine, ce qui en fait le plus ancien de France.
Girault était élève de Jacques Dalechamps, médecin et botaniste français du XVIe siècle. Le volume s’ouvre sur ces quelques mots : "Le présent livre a été commencé par moi, Jehan Girault, ce jour d’aoust 1558, étant pour lors prieur des étudiants en chirurgie sous M. Jehan Canappe, docteur régent en la faculté de médecine, lecteur aux chirurgiens de Lyon". À une époque où la botanique est encore l’apanage de la médecine, on confectionne des petits cahiers de plantes séchées. L’Hortus siccus, "le jardin sec", complète ainsi l’Herbarium vivum, "l’herbier vivant", ouvrage orné de gravures de plantes, destiné aux médecins.
Composé de 81 feuillets réunis en un volume, cet herbier présente 310 plantes collées ou cousues et étiquetées. (D’après Gérard Aymonin L’Herbier du Monde) Hoefnagel. Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, 'Apple' (Malus pumila Millervar) Burgerbibliothek Bern - Felix Platter Herbarium : Abbildungen in der Pflanzensammlung. Liothek Bern - Felix Platter Herbarium : Das Herbarium des Felix Platter. Burgerbibliothek Bern - Felix Platter Herbarium : Recherche im Herbarium Felix Platters.
Burgerbibliothek Bern - Felix Platter Herbarium : Bd. 6, S. 133: Calendula flore luteo. Liothek Bern - Felix Platter Herbarium : Abbildungen in der Pflanzensammlung.