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Rhus Coriaria. [Sicilian Sumac].

  • ARTIST: Joseph Jakob Plenck

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Vienna.

  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving, hand colored,

    DATE: 1788-1803.

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 18 1/4 x 12 3/4" (465 x 323 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Tab 232. Rhus Coriaria is believed to be an antioxidant, astringent and diuretic. 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, save a printing crease in the upper left. Original hand-color.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne 225. Nissen 1536.