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VMs: 15th century herbal
this is possibly being a bit off-topic. In any
case, the following link might prove useful for those pursuing the 'herbal'
aspects of the vms.
This is a link to the ongoing exhibition of
selected folios, dried plants and other specimens relating to medieval
apothecary. The exhibition is, you gueesed it already, in Germany. I have not
been there personally but I venture it could be an interesting
The ms dubbed "Anholter-Moyländer
Kräuterbuch" was created around 1470 and is a copy of the 1450 herbal by
Dohannes Hartlieb which is in turn based on the 'Book of Nature' by
Konrad von Megenberg.
A facsimile can be bought at a reasonable price.
Unfortunately, there is very little image material to be found
While being on the topic of
german ms', there is an interesting site by the Ruprecht-Karls University in
Heidelberg, 'Late Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts from the Bibliotheca Palatina
Interestingly, most of the pictures exhibit the
same crude colorization style like those in the vms (ie. fine drawing and coarse
Also to be found there is a nice example of
'bleeding' in the "Die 24 Alten" here