Title: Orange-flowered plant, with example of a grey and orange moth, from an album of 91 drawings entitled ‘Merian’s Drawings of Surinam Insects &c’; with blue caterpillar and chrysalis Watercolour and bodycolour, with pen and grey ink, on vellum

Artist/Maker: Maria Sibylla Merian

Date: ca. 1701-1705

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Suriname

 

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Title: Justicia, unknown plant, and Petesia

Artist/Maker: Georg Dionysius Ehret

Date: 1754

Source: The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Copyright/Permissions: Justicia, unknown plant, and Petesia. Engraving. plate 2; following p. 374, 1754. In The civil and natural history of Jamaica : in three parts. In three dissertations. The whole illustrated with fifty copper-plates : in which the most curious productions are represented of the natural size, and delineated immediately from the objects by Patrick Browne. London: T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray’s-Inn, 1756. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Jamaica; London, England

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Title: No. I. The Bombay Gossipium; or, silk cotton tree. … The smaller Flower drawn with the above. The Apocynum-erectum; or Wild ipecacuan. A strong vegetable Poison and Medicine.

Artist/Maker: Lydia Byam

Date: 1797

Source: The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Copyright/Permissions: No. I. The Bombay Gossipium; or, silk cotton tree. … The smaller Flower drawn with the above. The Apocynum-erectum; or Wild ipecacuan. A strong vegetable Poison and Medicine. In A collection of exotics, from the island of Antigua. Plate I. by Lydia Byam. London: White, 1799. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Location(s): London, England; Antigua

 

 

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Title: Smooth Cerasee

Artist/Maker: Lydia Byam

Date: 1800

Source: The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Copyright/Permissions: Smooth Cerasee. Handcolored engraving. Plate IX. In A Collection of Fruits from the West Indies, Drawn and Coloured from Nature, And, with Permission, Most Humbly Dedicated to the Princess Elizabeth by Lydia Byam. London: Wilson & Co., 1800. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Location(s): London, England; West Indies

 

 

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Title: The celebrated Graman Quacy

Artist/Maker: William Blake

Date: December 2, 1793

Source: The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Copyright/Permissions: William Blake, The celebrated Graman Quacy, December 2, 1793, Handcolored engraving. In Narrative, of a five years’ expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam by John Gabriel Stedman. Plate 76; vol. 2, following p. 348. London: J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1796. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Location(s): London, England; Suriname

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Title: Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”)

Artist/Maker: Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick

Date: 1811

Source: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Copyright/Permissions: Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”). Miniature portrait, watercolor on ivory by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, 1811. Portrait: 7.5 cm x 5.5 cm; in gilded wood frame (visible in large digital image): 13 cm x 9.7 cm. Artwork 03.147. Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Location(s): Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

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