image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_179
Image number: RS.17690
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Keiri, cheiri'

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
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of the wall flower, Erysimum, [listed here as Kieri or Chieri]. Native to all of Southern Europe.

Plate 179 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: 'Keiri, Cheiri [1-9. Blume 10-16. Frucht 17. 18. Saame]'
Translates as: 'Keiri, Cheiri [1-9. Flower 10-16. Fruit 17. 18. Seeds]'

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom