Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Cinchona macrocarpa.

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Record number: 
JCB call number: 
D797 L222d / 1-SIZE
Image title: 
Cinchona macrocarpa.
Creator 1: 
J. Barlow
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Place image published: 
Image publisher: 
[B. and J. White]
Image date: 
Image function: 
fold-out plate 3; following p. 22
stipple engraving
Image dimension height: 
18.5 cm.
Image dimension width: 
34.5 cm.
Page dimension height: 
28.6 cm.
Page dimension width: 
39.7 cm.
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Materials support: 
Branch of the Cinchona macrocarpa tree with flowers and leaves. Includes details of fruit.
Source creator: 
Lambert, Aylmer Bourke, 1761-1842
Source Title: 
A description of the genus Cinchona, comprehending the various species of vegetables from which the Peruvian and other barks of a similar quality are taken. Illustrated by figures of all the species hitherto discovered. ...
Source place of publication: 
Source publisher: 
Printed for B. and J. White, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street.
Source date: 
M.DCC.XCVII. [1797]
This species is now known as Ladenbergia macrocarpa and is native to Panama. Cinchona, native to the Andean highlands from Bolivia to Colombia and to parts of Panama and Costa Rica, was named in honor of the countess of Chinchón who, legend says, was cured of a fever in 1638 by a preparation of the bark. There are about 40 species of the tree. The bark is also known as Jesuit's bark and Peruvian bark.Lambert was a British botanist and one of the first members of the Linnaean Society. He is best known for his description of the genus Pinus; the genus Lambertia is named for him. Some of the species of cinchona are described from examples in the herbarium of Sir Joseph Banks. The engraver is probably Inigo Barlow (active 1790).
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References: (May 2007)
Former collection of Edward Duke. Acquired in 1944.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Spanish America
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject headings: 
Natural history--South America
Subject headings: 
Medicinal plants--Panama
Subject headings: 
Medicinal plants--South America
Subject headings: 
Subject headings: 
Botany--South America