About This Item
Hand-colored engraving by James Sowerby; published by Dr. Woodville.
Salix fragilis, commonly known as crack willow or brittle willow.
Imperfect copy; plate has not been hand-colored like the other plates in the copy.
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 : engraving
19 x 14 cm
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822, “Salix fragilis,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2078.