Ancient Xilography, Infectious Spine, Mattioli's Berry, 1585. Watercolor print from "The Speeches of M. Pietro Andrea Matthioli sanese Cesareo Doctor ... .and the six books of Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo ... .MDLXXXV in Venetia, Felice Valgrisio." Illustrated by Giorgio Liberale from Udine, who designs, in collaboration with Wolfgang Meyerpeck, plants and animals to illustrate the "Commentaries at Dioscoride" by A. Mattioli. On this occasion he made an impressive set of 562 drawings, more than they had ever appeared in other books, portraying with elegance and naturalness the plants that Mattioli provided him with life or dessert. The sheet appears"