ARTIFICIAL MANDRAKES NAKED AND DRESSED.

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Artificial Mandrakes Naked and Dressed.

Engraving, c.1725.
Sheet size 15 1/2 x 9 3/4" (395 x 250 mm).
Overall good condition. Some minor spotting.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 88724
Price: $250.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam.
P. 118. Vol. II. L.

Mandrake are roots that have a strange resemblance to the human figure. This oddity has spurred any number of superstitions over the ages, and caused the root to be used in ancient rituals. In this engraving the root has been made into a humanoid caricature.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Other Botanicals