image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_137
Image number: RS.17684
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Cydonea mala'

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
      > fruit

Description

Botanical study of a quince branch and flower, Cydonia oblonga [listed here as Cydonea mala]. Quince thrives in a variety of climates, but is typically native to Western Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Iran and Afghanistan.

Plate 137 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: 'Cydonea mala cotonea majora. [1-5 Bliithe [?]. 6.7. Fruicht. 8. Saame]
Translates as: 'Cydonea mala cotonea majora. [1-5 unknown [?]. 6.7. Fruit. 8. Seeds.]'

Associated place

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