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Menyanthes Trifoliata. L. [Buckbean or Bogbean]. Tab. 87.

  • ARTIST: Joseph Jakob Plenck

  • PUBLISHER: Published Vienna.

  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving, hand colored,

    DATE: 1788-1803.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 18 1/4 x 12 3/4" (46.5 x 32.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Menyanthes Trifoliata was a useful in the days when scurvy was prevalent. It was also used to reduce fever, deobstruent, cathartic and tonic. <br><br> This engraving is from Plenck's scarce "Icones Plantarum Medicinalium Secundum Systema Linnaei Digestarum." This work was devoted to the medicinal properties of native European plants. Many had never been illustrated before. The engravings have a freshness and simplicity that charms collectors today.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne 225. Nissen 1536.