C1816

Courbaril [West Indian Locust]

Very fine stipple engraving of the West Indian Locust plant from one of the most important French medicinal herbals of the 19th century. Rare. Hymenaea courbaril (courbaril and West Indian locust) is common in the Caribbean, Central America, and South … Read Full Description

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S/N: FMED-137-FRU–229417
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Full Title:

Courbaril [West Indian Locust]

Date:

C1816

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving printed in colour and with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

92mm 
x 155mm

Paper Size: 

120mm 
x 205mm
AUTHENTICITY
Courbaril [West Indian Locust] - Antique Print from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Very fine stipple engraving of the West Indian Locust plant from one of the most important French medicinal herbals of the 19th century. Rare.

Hymenaea courbaril (courbaril and West Indian locust) is common in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It is a hardwood that is used for furniture, flooring, and decoration. Its hard fruit pods have edible dry pulp surrounding the seeds. Its sap, called animé, is used for incense, perfume, and varnish.

From Chaumeton, Flore Medicale

References, Nissen BBI 349; Plesch 131; Pritzel 1679.

Pierre Jean François Turpin (1755 - 1840)

Pierre Jean François Turpin (1755-1840) Turpin is ranked among the greatest floral illustrators of the Napoleonic Era. In 1794 he was stationed in Haiti as a member of the French Army. Here he met botanist Pierre Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854), through whom, Turpin learned botany. Turpin would have a working relationship with Poiteau throughout his career.  Through his collaboration with Poiteau and other naturalists, Turpin created some of the finest watercolours and illustrations of plants that are known to exist.

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