Corn salad, Valeriana locusta, purslane, Portulaca oleracea, and borage, Borago officinalis. Handcolored copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration from G. T. Wilhelm's "Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte" (Encyclopedia of Natural History), Vienna, 1816. Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in Augsburg, where the first edition was published.
Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Handcoloured copperplate botanical engraving from Johannes Zorn's "Afbeelding der Artsen...
Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Handcoloured copperplate botanical engraving from Johannes Zorn's "Afbeelding der Artseny-Gewassen," Jan Christiaan Sepp, Amsterdam, 1796. Zorn first published his illustrated medical botany in Nurnberg in 1780 with 500 plates, and a Dutch edition followed in 1796 published by J.C. Sepp with an additional 100 plates. Zorn (1739-1799) was a German pharmacist and botanist who collected medical plants from all over Europe for his "Icones plantarum medicinalium"
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