image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_109
Image number: RS.17683
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Aster atticus'

Date

1750

Creator

Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

28651

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 375mm
width (page): 228mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of the European Michaelmas-daisy, Aster amellus [listed here as Aster atticus]. The plant is native to the European mountains, from the Pyrenees and Alps to the Carpathians.

Plate 109 from Elizabeth Blackwell's Vermehrtes und verbessertes Blackwellisches Krauter-Buch..., volume two; the German version of her A Curious Herbal (1737-1739), a reference work on medicinal plants.

Inscribed below: 'Aster Atticus Seu Inguinalis. [1-3 blume. 4-11 thiele der blume. 12-14 saame.]'
Translates as: 'Aster Atticus Seu Inguinalis. [1-3 flower. 4-11 parts of the flower. 12-14 seeds.]'

Associated place

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