"Chapter 59: Of Madde Apples."

Title

"Chapter 59: Of Madde Apples."

Subject

Entry on the "madde-apple" in John Gerard's sixteenth-century herbal.

Description

The sixteenth-century botanist John Gerard classifies and describes solanum melongena, or "madde-apples." At left is a woodcut depicting solanum melongena. The woodcut depicts the plant's chaotic tangle of leaves and characteristic flowers; at bottom are its fruit ("mala insana").

Creator

John Gerard

Source

The Herball, or, General Historie of Plantes. London: John Norton, 1597, 274.

Publisher

London: John Norton, 1597
Scanned book made available in PDF format by Google Books. https://play.google.com/store/books/details/John_Gerard_The_Herball_Or_Generall_Historie_of_Pl?id=pgZfAAAAcAAJ

Date

1597

Contributor

John Gerard

Rights

N.A.

Relation

[no text]

Format

Digitized book, PDF

Language

English and Latin, with some other European languages

Type

Document

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

Folio (approx. 30.48 x 48.26 cm)

Files

Herbal History.jpg

Citation

John Gerard , “"Chapter 59: Of Madde Apples.",” Food origins, accessed February 27, 2021, https://tenochtitlan.omeka.net/items/show/16.