Botanicals, Narrow leafed Pondweed, Small Pondweed, Herbs, Herball, John Gerard
Antique woodcut by John Gerard from his "Herball" published in 1597.
"Potamogeiton Dodonei" Potamogeiton longis acutis folys"
"Small Pondweed" "Long harpe leaued Pondweed"
On the reverse side are images of the "Potamogeiton latifolium (Broad-leafed Pondweed)"
"Potamogeiton angustifolium (Narrow leafed Pondweed)"
Original antique print
The entire work/text continues about the medicinal uses of each plant. Gerard was a botanist and apothecary and cultivated his own extensive garden in England. He often noted where the various plants could be found in England and elsewhere. These are some of the earliest prints made of many plants.
Notice the old English spelling of the time!
There are often images on both sides of the page as well as ample text (archaic English!) between the images. Often a bit of the backside text or image is visible on the front. Complete pages have binding marks in margin.
The colored prints have hand coloring. All prints are in good condition for their age unless otherwise mentioned. Minor signs of age and use are normal in prints this old. There is text and / or images on the reverse side. Page sizes vary slightly.
Page size: 34 x 21 cm ( 13.3 x 8,2 ")