'The Root China' by Wenceslaus Hollar

'The Root China'

Wenceslaus Hollar

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Model is 5ft4in or 1.62m
Model is 5'4" (1.62m)

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'The Root China'

Wenceslaus Hollar

Botanical study of 'The Root China' (Ginseng), with mountains and a settlement visible in the background. The accompanying text states that the plant is used in the treatment of 'Spanish pox' and gout. Plate from the book An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China...., by John Nieuhoff (London, 1669). John Nieuhoff (1618-1672), Dutch traveller, was appointed steward of the mission to China under Peter van Goyer and Jacob van Keyser, ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company.

Original: copperplate etching. 1699

  • Image ref: RS-6191
  • The Royal Society

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