Malvaceae - Althaea officinalis. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Malvaceae - Althaea officinalis
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1790, 1. edition, volume 1, plate 53. Engraving (sheet 158 x 212 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy (partly missing).
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William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 & I p. 30.