Antique Print of the Curcuma Zedoaria by Blackwell (1760)

  • Condition: Good, given age. A few spots in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1760
  • Overall size: 25.3 x 41 cm.

€ 340,–($ 400.14 / £ 310.45)

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.. Antique Print of the Curcuma Zedoaria by Blackwell (1760)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Zedoaria' - This original old antique print shows the Curcuma zedoaria (zedoary, white turmeric, or kentjur). Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Elizabeth Blackwell ' after an anonymous artist. 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.