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A lamb-shaped vegetable called Tartarian lamb or Scythian lamb, reputed to allow no other plants to grow near it. Aquatint by J. Halfpenny, 1787.

  • Evelyn, John, 1620-1706.
Date
[1787]
Reference
2496789i
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Description

According to Hunter in Evelyn (op. cit., p. 48) a vegetable called the Scythian lamb or Tartarian lamb "has something like four feet, and its body is covered with a kind of down. Travellers report that it will suffer no vegetable to grow within a certain distance of its seat. Sir Hans Sloan read a memoir upon this plant before the Royal Society ; for which consult their Transactions, no. 245, p. 461"

Publication/Creation

[London] : [J. Dodsley et al.] ; [York] : [J. Todd], [1787]

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, with etching ; image and lettering 16 x 21.5 cm

Lettering

The Tartarian lamb. Barometz. J. Halfpenny fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2496789i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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