Cortex Winteranus

    Date
    1693
    Creator
    George Handisyd, Surgeon
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p97
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (paper): 136mm
    width (paper): 119mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    Drawing of a 'true' Cortex Winteranus (Drymis winteri) from the Straits of Magellan by George Handisyd (a navy surgeon). The description of this plant was read at the meeting on 4 February 1691. It was printed in H. Sloane, 'An Account of the True Cortex Winteranus', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 17 no. 204 (1693), pp. 922-24, as confirmed by the inscription at the top.
    Transcription
    At the top in ink: Philosophical Transactions No. 204, and figure numbers.
    Transcribed by the Making Visible project
    Object history
    At the meeting of the Royal Society on 4 February 1691, 'There were read a Description very curious of the Tree being the Cortex Winteranus, and of the Pimenta Tree, growing in Jamaica brought in by Dr Sloan, and by him designed to be inserted in the Transactions' (JBO/9/28-29).
    Related fellows
    Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753, Irish) , Physician
    Associated place
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.16424
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