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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Virtues and Pleasures of Herbs through History

Physic, Flavor, Fragrance and Dye

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<p><em>Row 1 from left</em>, Sage of Virtue [<em>Salvia</em> Linnaeus, Lamiaceae alt. Labiatae], hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich; Common Fennel [<em>Foeniculum</em> Miller, Apiaceae alt. Umbelliferae], unsigned hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich or James Basire; <em>row 2 from left</em>, Common Rosemary [<em>Rosmarinus</em> Linnaeus, Lamiaceae alt. Labiatae], hand-colored engraving by James Basire; Saffron [<em>Crocus</em> Linnaeus, Iridaceae], hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich after originals by Timothy Sheldrake (fl.1734–1759) for his <em>Botanicum Medicinale: An Herbal of Medicinal Plants on the College of Physicians' List ... Most Beautifully Engraved on 120 Large Folio Copper-Plates</em> (London, Printed for J. Millan, [?1759], pls. 94, 37, 88, 93), HI Library call no. DF5 S544B.</p>

About the Artwork:

Row 1 from left, Sage of Virtue [Salvia Linnaeus, Lamiaceae alt. Labiatae], hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich; Common Fennel [Foeniculum Miller, Apiaceae alt. Umbelliferae], unsigned hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich or James Basire; row 2 from left, Common Rosemary [Rosmarinus Linnaeus, Lamiaceae alt. Labiatae], hand-colored engraving by James Basire; Saffron [Crocus Linnaeus, Iridaceae], hand-colored engraving by Cornelius Heinrich Hemmerich after originals by Timothy Sheldrake (fl.1734–1759) for his Botanicum Medicinale: An Herbal of Medicinal Plants on the College of Physicians' List ... Most Beautifully Engraved on 120 Large Folio Copper-Plates (London, Printed for J. Millan, [?1759], pls. 94, 37, 88, 93), HI Library call no. DF5 S544B.