Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Aconitum Helianthemum Canad.

Accession number: 
0378
Record number: 
0378-35
JCB call number: 
E635 C819c
Image title: 
Aconitum Helianthemum Canad.
Place image published: 
[Paris]
Image publisher: 
[Simon Le Moyne]
Image date: 
[1635]
Image function: 
plate; p. 179
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
18.9 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width: 
13.3 cm. (platemark)
Page dimension height: 
23.5 cm.
Page dimension width: 
17.8 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Latin
Description: 
Aconitum helianthemum canadense plant with its flowers, roots, and leaves. Includes detail of flower.
Source creator: 
Cornut, Jacques Philippe, 1606-1651
Source Title: 
Iac. Cornuti doctoris medici Parisiensis Canadensivm plantarvm, aliarúmque nondum editarum historia
Source place of publication: 
Parisiis [Paris]
Source publisher: 
venundatur apud Simonem Le Moyne, via Iacobeâ
Source date: 
M.DC.XXXV [1635]
notes: 
This is probably Rudbeckia laciniata commonly known as conedisk, coneflower, or cutleaf coneflower. It is native to almost all of North America. Cornut was a Parisian physician who never set foot on American soil, but he obtained specimens from the French traders and explorers for his garden. The inclusion of roots in the illustrations reveals the origin of his interest in medical botany.
Time Period: 
1601-1650
References: 
http://www.unl.edu/agnicpls/gpcn/gpcna.html (Aug. 2008)
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1846.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject headings: 
Flora and fauna