About This Item
Lithograph by J. H. Colen; color by T.R. Jones.
Crocus sativus, commonly known as saffron crocus.
Caption: Represents the plant in bloom, and the open tubular flower with the stigmas.
Colen, John H.
Jones, T. R.
Original image in: Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876. Illustrations of medical botany (Philadelphia : Lloyd P. Smith, 19 St. James Street, 1847). ZQx 4 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Illustrations of Medical Botany, Joseph Carson's two-volume work of materia medica, was published in 1847. Intended for students, physicians, and pharmacists, Carson set out for his work to supplant two important works of medical botany, American Medical Botany by Jacob Bigelow and Vegetable materia medica of the United States by William Barton. Carson's work includes 100 color plates, with lithography by J. H. Colen.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : color lithograph
30 x 22 cm
Colen, John H. and Jones, T. R., “Crocus sativus,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 18, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1640.