image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_151
Image number: RS.17686
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'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

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