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Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark

The dramatic illustration of the Cinchona plant, source of the anti-malarial remedy quinine, from the Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or Universal disctionary of arts, sciences, and literature, compiled and published in London by John Wilkes from 1796 to 1828. Though native to the Andean forests of Peru, the plant is called here the Caribbean Jesuits Bark. The plate was engraved by J. Pass.
Item Number: FF2925
Cartographer: Wilkes
Place & Date: London / 1810
Size: 8" x 10 1/2" (plate)
Condition: b&w; overall age toning and some spotting
Price: $60