sabrinacampagna:

villagedog:

Cristóbal Acosta, from Tractado de las drogas, y medicinas de las Indias Orientales, 1578 [updated with two images below]

A lovely description by Whitney Trettien on her blog diapsalmata:

The images transform the typical leafy, full-bloom plants of [other 16th-century] herbals into cubist woodcuts, bizarrely static and yet vibrating with unexpected, emergent patterns.

More images at link above - also see Biblioteca Digital del Real Jardín Botánico for individual PDF pages from the full text. Two more here:

sabrinacampagna:

villagedog:

Cristóbal Acosta, from Tractado de las drogas, y medicinas de las Indias Orientales, 1578 [updated with two images below]

A lovely description by Whitney Trettien on her blog diapsalmata:

The images transform the typical leafy, full-bloom plants of [other 16th-century] herbals into cubist woodcuts, bizarrely static and yet vibrating with unexpected, emergent patterns.

More images at link above - also see Biblioteca Digital del Real Jardín Botánico for individual PDF pages from the full text. Two more here:

acosta negundo

acosta tamarind