Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758) , ‘Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum est Collectio Stirpium’

Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758) , ‘Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum est Collectio Stirpium’

Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758)
'Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum est Collectio Stirpium'
Published by Norimbergae: Typis Joseph Freischmanni
1750-1773
NAL Pressmark: 48.B.19 (Plate 561 'Aconitum magnum')

Elizabeth Blackwell was the author of 'A Curious Herbal' a book used by the medical students of the day as the definitive guide to all medicinal plants.  She was able to engrave and hand colour the prints herself and worked tirelessly to make money for her husband who was in prison. When he was executed in 1747, she stopped working and appears to have died alone.