Balm Of Gilead
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).
IER.Cap.VIII.v.22 Refina in Galaad
Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally and named after the region of Gilead. It was made from the Arabian balm tree, Commiphora gileadensis.
This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.
It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The paper has a lovely aged, creamy white patina and is in excellent condition.
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|40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches)
|31 to 40 cm [12 to 16 inches]