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Bananier, Plate 54, Flore Médicale, 1814

This is a Bananier, Plate 54. It is dated 1814. Its medium is printed paper. It is a part of the department.

The author of this publication, François-Pierre Chaumeton, was a French physician and pharmacist who worked as a military doctor at the turn of the 19th century. After his retirement, Chaumeton started writing for medical publications, which led to Flore Médicale, a book that presents a wide range of botanical species for pharmaceutical use. The title however goes beyond its initial scope, and includes flowers and fruits like this banana.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries.

  • Sidewall, Botanical
  • cut and pasted paper with dried foliage on paper support.
  • Gift of Elizabeth Dow Ltd..
  • 1998-66-7

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 24.6 × 37.6 cm (9 11/16 × 14 13/16 in.)

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