'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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17683
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