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Collection Nature Print Collection
Catalog Number 2016.7.11
Object Name Print
Description "Costus amarus et dulcis," hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate 394 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, Selectum sive Collectio Stirpium or Sammlung der Gewache by Christopher Jacob Trew, revised German edition, Nuremberg, 1757-1773. After Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, London, originally published 1737-1739.
Title Costus amarus et dulcis, Pl. 394 from Herbarium Blackwellianum
Date 1757-1773
Role of Creator Copy After
Creator Blackwell, Elizabeth
Role of Creator 2 Publisher
Creator 2 Trew, Christopher Jacob
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-13.5 W-8.75 inches
Credit line Gift of John Glynn
Subjects Illustration, Botanical
Bitter Costus
Sweet Costus