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Scammony (Convolvulus scammonia L.): entire flowering and fruiting plant with separate seeds. Coloured etching by M. Bouchard, 1772.

  • Bouchard, Magdalena.
Date
[1772]
Reference
16599i
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Description

Scammony roots exude a resin known as levant scammony resin, levant scammony or resinae scammoniae. This is used medicinally as a cathartic

Publication/Creation

[Romae (Rome)] : [Bouchard et Gravier], [1772]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 36.4 x 22.5 cm

Lettering

Convolvulus Scammonea dictus, macrorhyzos. Pluk.Phytog.Tab.85.fig.4. Ital. Scammonea. - Gall. Scamonèe

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16599i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin
  • Italian


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