image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_153
Image number: RS.17687
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'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

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      > United Kingdom