Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [The Wild Sena, or the Wild Cassia Fistula; Lat. Colutea.]

Accession number: 
34029
Record number: 
34029-22
JCB call number: 
D750 H893n / 3-SIZE
Image title: 
[The Wild Sena, or the Wild Cassia Fistula; Lat. Colutea.]
Place image published: 
[London]
Image publisher: 
[Printed for the author]
Image date: 
[1750 ]
Image function: 
plate 20, following p. 204
Technique: 
engraving, colors
Image dimension height: 
29.6 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 of the wild senna or wild cassia. Title taken from chapter heading. "To the Right Revd. Father in God John Lord Bishop of Salisbury. This Plate is humbly Inscribe'd &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: 
Scientific name: Cassia or Senna alata. Native to Mexico, this medicinal plant, also know as the Candle bush or Ringworm tree, is used for its fungicidal properties.
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