'The Peppermint Tree' [Eucalyptus] Frederick Polydor Nodder
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'The Peppermint Tree' [Eucalyptus]
Botanical study of leaves and fruit of Sydney peppermint, Eucalyptus piperita a tree native to Australia. Plate 23 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790). The accompanying text states that: "This tree grows to the height of more than a hundred feet...the bark is very smooth, like that of the poplar...The name of Peppermint Tree has been given to this plant by Mr. White on account of the very great resemblance between the essential oil drawn from its leaves and that obtained from the Peppermint..." The plate is inscribed: "F P Nodder delin. The Peppermint Tree. London Published as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by I.Debrett."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1790
- Image reference: RS-10580
- The Royal Society
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