His/her father, however exerting doctor with Venice, intends it for the Droit but Mattioli ends up choosing during its studies for the Médecine. He exerts in various cities and becomes the doctor of the archduke Ferdinand then of the emperor Maximilien II.
The botanical masterpiece of Mattioli is its Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis which appears for the first in 1544 decorated of 500 engravings. They are notes that Mattioli takes during its leisures. The success of this book is immense and it is estimated that 32.000 specimens of its Commentaires were printed in an about sixty versions. The following versions contain to 1.200 illustrations. As opposed to what one could conclude from it with the reading from the title, it is not a question that of one énième republication of Dioscoride but well of a more personal work in which Mattioli describes all the plants than he knows. The illustrations are large and of very good quality.
It described there new species which it collected in the the Tyrol but as of the specimens as one transmitted to him (for example thanks to the doctor of the ambassador of Turkey. He receives an active help of his friend botanist Luca Ghini.
- Work of Mattioli digitized by the SCD of [[University Louis Pasteur] of Strasbourg] the
- French Translation of the '' Commentaires on Dioscoride '' by Antoine Of Pinet, Lyon, 1680, digitized by the BIUM (inter-University Library of Medicine and Odontology)
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