Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [The Sand-Box Tree: Lat. Hura]

Accession number: 
34029
Record number: 
34029-6
JCB call number: 
D750 H893n / 3-SIZE
Image title: 
[The Sand-Box Tree: Lat. Hura]
Creator 1: 
Ehret, Georg Dionysius
Creator 1 dates: 
1708-1770
Creator 1 role: 
Delin. et sculp.
Place image published: 
[London]
Image publisher: 
[Printed for the author]
Image date: 
[1750 ]
Image function: 
plate 5, following p. 114
Technique: 
engraving, colors
Image dimension height: 
29.2 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width: 
19.3 cm. (platemark)
Page dimension height: 
44.5 cm.
Page dimension width: 
28 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English
Description: 
Branch from the Sandbox tree. Includes detail of the fruit. Title taken from chapter heading. "To His Grace the Duke of Dorset, Lord President of his Majesty's most honourable Prvy Council &. Knt: of ye most Noble Order of ye Garter. This Plate is humbly inscribed, &c." Includes the Dorset [?] coat of arms.
Source creator: 
Hughes, Griffith, b. 1706 or 7
Source Title: 
The natural history of Barbados. In ten books.
Source place of publication: 
London
Source publisher: 
Printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland
Source date: 
1750
notes: 
This tree is also known as the possumwood or Jabillo tree. It is an evergreen tree whose fruit and sap are used for arrow poison and to poison fish. Scientific name: Hura crepitans.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1871.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Caribbean islands
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject headings: 
Natural history--Caribbean area