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Tobacco plants (Nicotiana rustica and N. paniculata): flowering and fruiting stem of both species with their respective floral segments.Engraving by J.Caldwall, c.1805, after P.Henderson.

  • Henderson, Peter, active 1799-1829.
Date
1 July 1805
Reference
18320i
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Description

Leaves of Nicotiana sp. contain the alkaloid nicotine which is a narcotic and poison

Nicotiana rustica is known as wild or Aztec tobacco which was the original tabacco introduced to Europe and is now grown for insecticides in Eurasia

Publication/Creation

London : Dr. Thornton, 1 July 1805.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving ; platemark 35.7 x 48.2 cm

Lettering

Nicotiana Tobacco. 1. Rustica 2.Paniculata Henderson del. Caldwall sculp. London, Published by Dr. Thornton, July 1, 1805

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18320i

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