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Fig (Ficus carica L.): 57 segments of flowers and fruits at different stages of maturity with detailed description. Coloured engraving by J.J. or J.E. Haid, c.1750, after G.D. Ehret.

  • Ehret, Georg Dionysius, 1708-1770.
Date
[1750-53]
Reference
18380i
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Description

Fruit of the common fig is eaten raw or dried. A syrup from the fruit is used as a laxative

Publication/Creation

[Nuremberg], [1750-53]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 45.2 x 30 cm

Lettering

Fructificatio Ficus caricæ Linn. ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues on the print with a description of the floral and fruit segments shown

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18380i

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  • Latin


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