'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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17689
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