image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_157
Image number: RS.17689
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Citrullus anguria'

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 watermelon plant, Citrullus lanatus [listed here as Citrullus Anguria]. The plant originates from Africa, south of the equator.

Plate 157 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: 'Citrullus Anguria [1. Bliithe [?] 2. Frucht 3. 4. Saame]'
Translates as: 'Citrullus Anguria [1. unknown [?] 2. Fruit 3. 4. Seeds]'

Associated place

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