Compendio de los Boticarios

Compendio de los Boticarios Facsimile Edition

Valladolid (Spain) — November 25th, 1515

Translated by a doctor who remains anonymous: a pharmacist's handbook specializing in medicinal plants from the Iberian Peninsula

  1. Although published on November 25th, 1515, typographic details indicate that it was not initially put on the market

  2. Some elements were printed at after the arrival of Charles V (1500–58) in Spain in the autumn of 1517

  3. The anonymous translator is believed to have been a doctor from Tudela who also translated the Servidor by Albuchasis

Compendio de los Boticarios

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Description
Compendio de los Boticarios

This early–16th century codex is a pharmacological handbook. Printed in Spanish and concerned with Spanish flora, it gives detailed instructions for the production of various remedies.

Compendio de los Boticarios

The Compendio de los Boticarios or “Compendium of the Apothecaries” was published on November 25th, 1515, but some typographic details indicate that it was not put on the market until a later date. Some elements appear to have been printed at a later time, specifically after the arrival of Charles V (1500–58) in Spain in the autumn of 1517. The identity of the translator remains unknown, although he is believed to be a doctor from Tudela who was also responsible for translating the Servidor by Albuchasis. The treatise, concerned with the manufacture of remedies, contains the names and details of many plants found in Spain and explains several of the chemical processes involved.

Codicology

Size / Format
120 pages / 21.0 × 15.0 cm
Origin
Spain
Date
November 25th, 1515
Language
Illustrations
Xylographic initials
Content
Botanical treatise on plants and their chemical-pharmaceutical usability
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
Compendio de los Boticarios – R-4125 – Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain) Facsimile Edition
Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1998
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Compendio de los Boticarios

Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1998

Publisher: Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1998
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
Binding: Binding of parchment on wooden cover Cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine
Commentary: 1 volume by Josè M. López Piñero
Language: Spanish
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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