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Aconit tue-loup. (Wolfsbane).

  • ARTIST: Édouard Hocquart

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Chez B. Cormon et Blanc, Libraraires. Paris.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving, printed in color and finished by hand.

    DATE: 1835.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 12 1/2 x 9" (31.6 x 23 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "Hocquart del et sculp". Plate 105 from PHYTOGRAPHIE MEDICALE ('Medical phytography, a history of powerful substances and poisons from the plant kingdom') by Joseph Roques. (1772-1850). Latin name "Aconitum", although extremely poisonous Aconite has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (Hindu traditional medicine). It was also used effectively on poison arrows.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.