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Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus L.): flowering stem with separate floral segments and bulb and a description of the plant and its uses. Coloured line engraving by C.H.Hemerich, c.1759, after T.Sheldrake.

  • Sheldrake, Timothy, active 1740-1770.
Date
[1759]
Reference
18234i
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Description

The saffron crocus is a source of the dye saffron used medicinally and as a colouring agent

Publication/Creation

[London], [1759]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 35 x 20.5 cm

Lettering

Saffron ... T.Sheldrake delin. C.H.Hemerich sculp.

Lettering note

The name of the plant is listed in nine languages and a description of it and its uses are given in english

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18234i

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Languages

  • English


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