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Workers preparing cakes from manioc root in the tropics, with decorative border. Engraving, c. 1777.

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[1777-78]
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26349i
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Description

Manihot root contains varying amounts of cyanide which is removed by squeezing the ground tuber in water and by evaporation during drying

Publication/Creation

[London], [1777-78]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 28.7 x 17 cm

Lettering

The negroes of Kachao preparing ye maniac-root a. scraping the root 2. rasping 3. sifting 4. pressing 5. making the maniac root into cakes engraved for Middleton's complete system of geography

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26349i

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  • English


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