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Mecca balsam (Commiphora opobalsamum): entire young plant. Line engraving by J. Heath, c. 1804.

  • Heath, James, 1757-1834.
Date
1 October 1804
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20919i
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Description

Mecca myrrh is the source of balm of Gilead used in perfumery and in incense. It is used locally to treat stomach complaints, to induce sweating and to heal wounds

Publication/Creation

London : Longman & Co., 1 October 1804.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 27.9 x 23.5 cm

Lettering

Balessan. Heath sc.

References note

John Heath, The Heath family engravers 1779-1878, Aldershot 1993, vol. 1, pp. 114-115 (as Batessan), 170-171

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20919i

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