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A Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), its flower and fruit segments bordered by six scenes illustrating its use by man. Coloured lithograph, c. 1840.
- [c. 1840]
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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; border 22.5 x 18 cm
A Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). flowers germ nut or seed. flower. obtaining the caoutchou. making bottles of Indian rubber. Indian rubber torch, shoes, balls &c. Indian rubber used in drawing. macintosh cloth. air balloon varnished with Indian rubber
Wellcome Library no. 28053i
The illustration mentions 'Indian rubber,' but this applies to the product and not the plant. The term India rubber stayed in use long after Brazilian rubber became the main source.
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