"Motherwart" Original Copper Plate Engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell, c. 1770
An original hand colored copper plate engraving by Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758) titled "Motherwart", c. 1750. Quinces scientific name is "Cardiaca". Comes from 'Blackwellianum Emendatum et Auctum est Collectio Stirplum", published c. 1750. Sheet size: 14" x 9". Excellent condition.
Elizabeth Blackwell (1707 – 1758) was a Scottish botanical illustrator and author who was best known as both the artist and engraver for the plates of "A Curious Herbal", published between 1737 and 1739. The book illustrated many odd-looking and unknown plants from the New World, and was designed as a reference work on medicinal plants for the use of physicians and apothecaries.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 14 in | WIDTH: 9 in
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