Elizabeth Blackwell, A Curious Herbal: Quinces

Elizabeth Blackwell was a Scottish-born artist who illustrated, engraved and hand-coloured all 500 plates of her famous work, A Curious Herbal. This image was taken from plate 137 of a Curious Herbal, Volume 1.

This multi-volume work, published in the 1730s, was an invaluable resource for doctors and apothecaries in the 18th century and beyond. A Curious Herbal is one of the earliest botanical books to have been compiled by a woman.

A Curious Herbal is held in the National Library of Scotland. 

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