'Pinus sativa'

    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
    Description
    Botanical study of a branch from a stone pine tree, Pinus pinea [listed here as Pinus sativa], with needle-like leaves and broad pine cones. This tree is native to the Mediterranena region, occuring in Southern Europe, Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

    Plate 189 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: 'Pinus. Pinus sativa [1. Bliithe [?] 2. Frucht 3-10. Saame]'
    Translates as: 'Pinus. Pinus sativa [1. unknown [?] 2. Fruit 3-10. Seeds]'
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17692
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