'Malus sativa'

    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 branch of an apple tree, Malus domestica [listed here as Malus sativa], showing the fruit and flowers.

    Plate 141 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: 'Malus sativa. [1.2. Bliithe [?] 3.4. Fruicht. 5-7 Saame]'
    Translates as: 'Malus sativa. [1.2. unknown [?] 3.4. Fruit. 5-7 Seeds]'
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17685
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