About This Item
Hand-colored engraving by James Sowerby; published by Dr. Woodville.
Orchis mascula, commonly known as male orchid or early purple orchid.
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822
Original image in: Woodville, William, 1752–1805. Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Qx 113 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Medical Botany, William Woodville's three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly installments between 1790 and 1793. With this work, Woodville intended to educate medical practitioners about the plants they prescribe and improve upon preceding works by introducing new plants and more detail. It contains 210 plates, with hand-colored engravings by artist James Sowerby.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Woodville, William, 1752-1805
1 print : hand-colored engraving
19 x 14 cm
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822, “Orchis mascula,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1970.