The Gart's health by 1485 is one of the first printed books on herbs and probably the most influential.
Miniature of a tree and an animal castrating itself - (Tractatus de Herbis - Sloane 4016 f. 28)
These images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region.
Hortus Eystettensis. Basilius Besler
Tractatus de Herbis / The Tractatus de Herbis is a treatise of medicinal plants painted in 1440 and housed under shelfmark Sloane 4016 in the British Library, in London.
Ottoman Empire 18th century Herbal Manuscript