LOBELIE SYPHILITIQUE.

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Édouard Hocquart


Lobelie syphilitique.

Stipple engraving, printed in color and finished by hand. 1835.
Paper size 12 1/2 x 9" (31.6 x 23 cm).
Good condition. Faint overall toning.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 91048
Price: $120.00
Publisher : Published by Chez B. Cormon et Blanc, Libraires. Paris.
"Hocquart del et sculp". Plate 65 from PHYTOGRAPHIE MEDICALE ('Medical phytography, a history of powerful substances and poisons from the plant kingdom') by Joseph Roques. (1772-1850). Knows as the Great Blue Lobelia and native to North American, the Lobelia was put to a wide variety of uses. The Fox Tribe ground up the roots of this plant and used it as an anti-divorce remedy. The mashed roots were secretly put into some common dish, which was eaten by both husband and wife. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Other Flowers

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