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A plantation of cochineal cacti (Nopalea cochenillifera) with workers gathering and preparing cochineal. Engraving.

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Cochineal cacti were grown for the dried bodies of mealy bugs feeding on them which were collected for preparation of carmine, a scarlet dye

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1 print : engraving ; platemark 18.8 x 24 cm

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The manner of propagating, gathering and curing the grana or cochineel. engrav'd for the Christian's magazine

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Wellcome Library no. 25317i

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