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Rumex Acetosella. L. [Sheep's Sorrel].

  • 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. 281. Rumex Acetosella is used as a diuretic, reduce fevers and help with scurvy. When combined with other herbs it can help maintain healthy sinuses. <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 with original hand color.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne 225. Nissen 1536.