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Doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica (L.) C.Martius): fruiting stem and fruit segments. Etching by G. D. Ehret, c. 1743.

  • Ehret, Georg Dionysius, 1708-1770
Date
[1743-45]
Reference
18617i
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Description

The fibrous part of the fruit thought to taste like gingerbread, endocarp used for buttons and the leaves are used for mats, ropes, paper & fuel

Publication/Creation

[London] : [W.Bowyer], [1743-45]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 30.6 x 20.5 cm

Lettering

Palma Thebaica. G.D.Ehret sc.

Lettering note

Lettering continues on print: "Hasce tabulas ad rem herbariam spectantes Richardus Mead archiater suo patrocinio honestavit."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18617i

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Languages

  • Latin


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