Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Tobacco plant]

Accession number: 
83-69
Record number: 
83-69-1
JCB call number: 
H669 S824t
Image title: 
[Tobacco plant]
Place image published: 
[Rome]
Image publisher: 
[Filippo Maria Mancini]
Image date: 
[1669]
Image function: 
plate; p. [43]
Technique: 
woodcut
Image dimension height: 
11.8 cm.
Image dimension width: 
8 cm.
Page dimension height: 
14.8 cm.
Page dimension width: 
10 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
Tobacco plant showing roots, stem, branches, leaves, and flowers.
Source creator: 
Stella, Benedetto
Source Title: 
Il tabacco ... nella quale si tratta dell'origine, historia, coltura, preparatione, qualità, natura, virtù ...
Source place of publication: 
In Roma [Rome]
Source publisher: 
per Filippo Maria Mancini
Source date: 
1669
notes: 
Scientific name: Nicotiana tabacum. The genus name is from Joan Nicot, a Portuguese who introduced the tobacco plant into France. The word tobacco comes from the Haitian word for the pipe in which the herb is smoked.
Time Period: 
1651-1700
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1983.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912