Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [The Forbidden-Fruit-Tree]

Accession number: 
34029
Record number: 
34029-8
JCB call number: 
D750 H893n / 3-SIZE
Image title: 
[The Forbidden-Fruit-Tree]
Creator 1: 
Ehret, Georg Dionysius
Creator 1 dates: 
1708-1770
Creator 1 role: 
de:
Creator 2: 
Austen
Creator 2 role: 
sc.
Place image published: 
[London]
Image publisher: 
[Printed for the author]
Image date: 
[1750 ]
Image function: 
plate 7, following p. 126
Technique: 
engraving, colors
Image dimension height: 
29.6 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width: 
19.4 cm. (platemark)
Page dimension height: 
44.5 cm.
Page dimension width: 
28 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English
Description: 
Grapefruit tree. Includes fruits and flowers. Title taken from chapter heading. "To the right Revered Father in God, George Bishop of Exeter. This Plate is humbly inscribed, &c." Includes the bishop's 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 fruit is believed to have originated in Barbados as a natural cross between sweet orange (C. sinesis) and Shadock (C. grandis), both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century. The grapefruit first appeared as an illustration entitled 'The Forbidden Fruit Tree' in the Rev. Griffith Hughes' The Natural History of Barbados (1750)." Carrington, Sean; Fraser, Henry C. (2003). "Grapefruit". A~Z of Barbados Heritage. Macmillan Caribbean. pp. 90?91 Scientific name: Citrus paradisi.
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