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    'Bellis maior'

    Date
    1750
    Creator
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1707 - 1758, British) , Illustrator
    Object type
    Library reference
    RCN 28651
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 300mm
    width (print): 190mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > flower
    Description
    Botanical study of the 'Bellis maior' (Oxeye daisy). Plate 42 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, vol.1 [Centuria I], by Elizabeth Blackwell (Nuremberg, 1750).
    Object history
    Elizabeth Blackwell's herbal for apothecaries, including many species recently discovered in the Americas, was first issued in weekly parts in 1730s London. Elizabeth drew the plants from specimens provided by the Chelsea Physic Garden, engraving the copper plates for printing and hand-colouring the printed images. This picture is from the revised and enlarged edition, edited by Christopher Jacob Trew FRS, published in Germany 20 years later.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9458
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