Monday, 7 November 2011


Year: 1497
Originally appeared in: Ortus Sanitatis
Now appears in: "From Theophrastus and Dioscorides to Sibthorp and Smith: background and origin of the Flora Graeca" by William T. Stearn in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society December 1976 issue
Mandrakes may have been murderous screamers, but at least this female mandrake was ladylike enough to cover her naughty parts. Different versions of Ortus Sanitatis were published in different cities. This illustration appeared in a version from Strasbourg.

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