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B651 H557n / 2-SIZE
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illustration; p. 139
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Chilpatli plant with its roots, leaves, flowers, and seeds or fruit.
Hernández, Francisco, 1517-1587
Nova plantarum, animalium et mineralium mexicanorum historia ...
Source place of publication:
Sumptibus Blasij Deuersini, & Zanobij Masotti Bibliopolarum. Typis Vitalis Mascardi
The chilpatli plant is probably a member of the genus Piper that contains pepper and many other species.Hernández was an expert on medicinal botany who became personal physician to King Philip II of Spain. In 1571 he left for Mexico and the Philippines where he collected specimens for seven years. Three indigenous artists accompanied him. Hernández linked each plant with one or more of the humors of the body.Image title from chapter title.
Quattrocchi, U. CRC world dictionary of plant names, p. 2078.
Acquired in 1971.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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