'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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17684
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