Jesuit’s Bark, Cinchona officinalis.
Jesuit Missionaries first used the Peruvian Bark to treat Malaria, as the active ingredient of Cinchona is Quinine. This was discovered in the 17th Century.
Copper plate engraving , hand coloured, engraved by A.Bell circa 1812.
Size 21 x 26 cms. Condition very good.
Price £55.00 /$68.00(Plus Post and Packaging)