Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white drawing of a plant with buds and leaves.

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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