Set of 12 18th century Botanical Engravings by Woodville

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Specifications

Material Paper
Period 18th Century
Dimensions H 33.5 cm x W 28 cm
Product Code ‌CH944

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Description

A set of 12 hand coloured botanical engravings from the rare first edition, published from 1790-1795, of the “Medical Botany, Containing Systematic and General Descriptions, with Plates, of all the Medicinal Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, Comprehended in the Catalogues of the Materia Medica, as Published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: Accompanied with a Circumstantial Detail of their Medicinal Effects, and of the Diseases in which They have been Most Successfully Employed”. “Medical Botany” is renowned for its descriptions of the physical appearance, location, and therapeutic use of 274 herbs believed to hold healing and other health promoting properties.

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