'Sambucus'

    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 an elderberry branch, Sambucus, showing the fruit and the flowers. The plant is more common in the Northern Hemisphere, its Southern Hemispher occurence is limited to parts of Australasia and South America.

    Plate 151 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: 'Sambucus [1-9 Bliithe 10. Beer 11. 12. Saame]'
    Translates as: 'Sambucus [1-9 unknown [?] 10. Berry. 11. 12. Seeds]'
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17686
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