Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Illuminated Manuscripts - Growing & gathering food

The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a lavishly illustrated medieval handbook on health largely focusing on the growing & preparation of food, based on the al-Taqwa SIHH تقويم الصحة (Maintenance of Health), 11C Arab medical treatise by Ibn Butlan of Baghdad.  Were these manuscripts first commissioned by northern Italian nobility during the last decades of the 14C. Four handsomely illustrated complete late 14C manuscripts of the Taccuinum , all produced in Lombardy, survive in Vienna, Paris, Liège & Rome, plus scattered illustrations from others. The illuminated manuscripts here come from different copies of the Tacuinum Sanitatis , completed between 1370-1400. You will notice the varying illustrators's styles in these examples.

Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Almonds


Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Anda



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Apples



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Asparagus



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Asparagus Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Bananas Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Barley



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Bay



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Beans



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Beans



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Beets 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Black Olives



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cabbage



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cabbage Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cabbage



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cabbage



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Calabash or bottle gourds



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Calabash or bottle gourds



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Calabash or bottle gourds



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Calabash or bottle gourds



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Calabash or bottle gourds



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Carrots



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Carrots



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Celery



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Celery



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Celery



 Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Sweet Cherries Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Chestnuts Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Chestnuts



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Chestnuts



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 chickpeas



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citron Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citron Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citron Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citron Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citron Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Citrus



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Crocus



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cucumbers Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cucumbers



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Cucumbers



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 currants



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Date Tree Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Dill



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Dill



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Dragon Wart



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Eggplant



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Eggplant



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Eggplant



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Eggplant



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Eggplant



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Elecampane 1400 Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Fennel



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Fennel



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Sweet Flag Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Garlic Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Garlic



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Grapes being pounded in a mortar



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Grapes



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Grapes



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Harvesting fruits



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Hops



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Indus or Palestinian Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Leeks



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Leeks 1400 Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Lettuce



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Lettuce



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Lettuce



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mandrake



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mandrake



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mandrake the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mandrake



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mandrake



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Marjoram 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Melons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Millet



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Mustard (White Mustard)



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Olive Oil



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Onions



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Onions



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Orach



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Oranges



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Panicum



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Parsley



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Pears



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Pine Cones



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Plums



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 pomegranates



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 pomegranates



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Prickly Lettuce



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Purslain



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Quince



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Rose Garden



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Roses for rosary



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Roses for rosary



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Roses



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Rue



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Rye



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Saffron Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Sage



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Sour Cherries



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 spelled



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Spinach



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Spinach



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Spinach



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Spinach



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Truffles 1400 Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Turnips 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Watermelons 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Watermellons



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Wheat



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Wheat



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400


Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400

Growing Seasons ...



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Spring 1400



 Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Summer 1400



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. 1400 Summer Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris



Tacuinum Sanitatis that. Autumn 1400