'Vitis vinifera'

    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 the common grape vine, Vitis vinifera, showing its leaves and fruit. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe and southwestern Asia.

    Plate 153 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: 'Vitis vinifera. [1-11. Bliithe [?] 12. Fruicht 13. 14. Saame]'
    Translates as: ''Vitis vinifera. [1-11. unknown [?] 12. Fruit 13. 14. Seeds]'
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17687
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