JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
B651 H557n / 2-SIZE
[top] [De Chilpantlaçolli, seu signo stercoris.] [bottom] [De Chilmechatl, seu Ycha.]
Place image published:
illustration; p. 140
Image dimension height:
11.7 cm. (top), 11.7 cm. (bottom)
Image dimension width:
5.7 cm. (top), 6 cm. (bottom)
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[top] Chilpantlaçolli plant with its root, leaves and flowers. Includes detail of leaf and flower. [bottom] Chilmechatl plant with its roots and leaves. Includes detail of leaf.
Hernández, Francisco, 1517-1587
Nova plantarum, animalium et mineralium mexicanorum historia ...
Source place of publication:
Sumptibus Blasij Deuersini, & Zanobij Masotti Bibliopolarum. Typis Vitalis Mascardi
[top] It has not been possible to identify this plant. [bottom] Chilmechatl has been identified as Plumbago scandens.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.
Stokes, J. A botanical materia medica ..., London, 1812, p. 310.
Acquired in 1971.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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