See more objects with the tag , botanical, science, education, encyclopedic.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

  • You found it!

Plate 71, Iconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art. / Systematically arranged by J.G. Heck. Translated from the German, with additions, and edited by Spencer F. Baird ... illustrated by five hundred steel plates, containing upwards of twelve

This is a Plate 71. It is dated 1851. Its medium is printed paper. It is a part of the department.

This plate comes from an illustrated encyclopedia organized by German publisher and author Johann Georg Heck, in his 6-volume effort to comprise and organize knowledge of science, literature, and art in an accessible format. Figure 4 here depicts a walnut tree and figure 7 presents a variation of buckthorn, both of which are represented in corresponding botanical models on view in the central case nearby.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries.

  • Sidewall, Botanical
  • cut and pasted paper with dried foliage on paper support.
  • Gift of Elizabeth Dow Ltd..
  • 1998-66-7

Its dimensions are

L x W (open): 24.1 × 62.2 cm (9 1/2 × 24 1/2 in.)

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793598/ |title=Plate 71, Iconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art. / Systematically arranged by J.G. Heck. Translated from the German, with additions, and edited by Spencer F. Baird ... illustrated by five hundred steel plates, containing upwards of twelve |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 October 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>