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Cinchona Collection

Cinchona, also known as the Quinine tree, is a fascinating plant with various species and vibrant flowers

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona Officinalis

Cinchona Officinalis
Peruvian Bark, or Jesuits Bark Source of Quinine

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quinine tree, ted cinchona or quina, Cinchona pubescens

Quinine tree, ted cinchona or quina, Cinchona pubescens, Cinchona succirubra, Quinquina rouge. Handcoloured steel engraving by Debray after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quinine or cinchona bark, Cinchona officinalis

Quinine or cinchona bark, Cinchona officinalis, Cinchona condaminea, Quinquina gris. Handcoloured steel engraving by Debray after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil

Background imageCinchona Collection: Purple flowered red Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona cortex peruvianus ruber

Purple flowered red Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona cortex peruvianus ruber
5856673 Purple flowered red Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona cortex peruvianus ruber by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: Purple flowered red Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona cortex peruvianus ruber)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Pink flowered Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona officinalis

Pink flowered Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona officinalis
5856672 Pink flowered Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona officinalis by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: Pink flowered Peruvian bark tree, Cinchona officinalis)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Harvesting cinchona bark - Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis)

Harvesting cinchona bark - Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis)
XEE4149985 Harvesting cinchona bark - Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona: removing bark (chromolitho)

Cinchona: removing bark (chromolitho)
968644 Cinchona: removing bark (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cinchona: removing bark)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Balboa and Pizarro exploring Central and South America

Balboa and Pizarro exploring Central and South America
Vasco Nunez de Balboa reaching the Pacific 19, Francisco Pizarro separating his men by a line in the sand on the Isle of Gallo 20, and Peruvians afraid of a lunar eclipse 21

Background imageCinchona Collection: Advertising poster for the Quinquina Dubonnet - by Jules Cheret, 1895

Advertising poster for the Quinquina Dubonnet - by Jules Cheret, 1895
LSE4096828 Advertising poster for the Quinquina Dubonnet - by Jules Cheret, 1895 by Cheret, Jules (1836-1932); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageCinchona Collection: Red cinchona or red quina, Cinchona pubescens

Red cinchona or red quina, Cinchona pubescens (Cinchona succirubra). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quina, Cinchona calisaya

Quina, Cinchona calisaya. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quinine and red quinine bark trees

Quinine and red quinine bark trees
Quinine bark tree, Cinchona officinalis, and red quinine, Cinchona pubescens. Handcoloured lithograph from Carl Hoffmanns Book of the World, Stuttgart, 1849

Background imageCinchona Collection: Yellow cinchona bark, Cinchona calisaya

Yellow cinchona bark, Cinchona calisaya, Quinquina jaune. Handcoloured steel engraving by Debray after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageCinchona Collection: Peruvian bark tree or quinine tree, Cinchona officinalis

Peruvian bark tree or quinine tree, Cinchona officinalis. Handcoloured lithograph by Henry Sowerby from Edward Hamiltons Flora Homeopathica, Bailliere, London, 1852

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quinine tree and Ladenbergia oblongifolia

Quinine tree and Ladenbergia oblongifolia
Quinine, Cinchona officinalis 1 and Ladenbergia oblongifolia, vulnerable, 2. Quinquina gris, Quinquina rouge. Handcoloured steel engraving by du Casse after an illustration by Adolph Fries

Background imageCinchona Collection: Calisaya bark or yellow cinchona bark tree

Calisaya bark or yellow cinchona bark tree, Cinchona calisaya. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageCinchona Collection: Red cinchona and quina, Cinchona pubescens

Red cinchona and quina, Cinchona pubescens (Cinchona succirubra). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageCinchona Collection: Calisaya, Cinchona calisaya

Calisaya, Cinchona calisaya. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Quinine, red cinchona or cinchona bark, Cinchona officinalis

Quinine, red cinchona or cinchona bark, Cinchona officinalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageCinchona Collection: Coffee Plantations in Ceylon (engraving)

Coffee Plantations in Ceylon (engraving)
1053831 Coffee Plantations in Ceylon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coffee Plantations in Ceylon)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona (engraving)

Cinchona (engraving)
2780981 Cinchona (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cinchona. Illustration for Chatterbox (1889).); © Look and Learn

Background imageCinchona Collection: Peruvian native discovering quinine from Cinchona bark 22, Francisco Pizarro seizing the Inca

Peruvian native discovering quinine from Cinchona bark 22, Francisco Pizarro seizing the Inca emperor Atahualpa 23
6337850 Peruvian native discovering quinine from Cinchona bark 22, Francisco Pizarro seizing the Inca emperor Atahualpa 23, and Atahualpa exposing Pizarro as illiterate 24 by English School

Background imageCinchona Collection: Advertising poster by Jules Cheret (1836-1932) for the aperitif Quinquina Dubonnet

Advertising poster by Jules Cheret (1836-1932) for the aperitif Quinquina Dubonnet
JLJ4671377 Advertising poster by Jules Cheret (1836-1932) for the aperitif Quinquina Dubonnet. 1895 Paris, Decorative Arts by Cheret, Jules (1836-1932); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageCinchona Collection: Removing the bark from cinchona trees in Peru (chromolitho)

Removing the bark from cinchona trees in Peru (chromolitho)
2788869 Removing the bark from cinchona trees in Peru (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Removing the bark from cinchona trees in Peru)

Background imageCinchona Collection: L arbre a Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis). Engraving in 'La Nature'

L arbre a Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis). Engraving in "La Nature"
XEE4174423 L arbre a Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis). Engraving in " La Nature", 1878. by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCinchona Collection: Advertising poster for the aperitif based on quinquina Le Vin d Or '

Advertising poster for the aperitif based on quinquina Le Vin d Or "
LSE4096832 Advertising poster for the aperitif based on quinquina Le Vin d Or " Meilleur que tous les maderes", v.1900 by French School, (20th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs

Background imageCinchona Collection: Plate of Quinquina (Cinchona Officinalis)

Plate of Quinquina (Cinchona Officinalis)
GIA4769849 Plate of Quinquina (Cinchona Officinalis). by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Plate of Quinquina (Cinchona Officinalis).); eGiancarlo Costa; out of copyright

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown

Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown
Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Cinchona, source of the anti-malarial remedy quinine, from Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by John Wilkes c1796-1828

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona (Jesuits or Peruvian Bark) 1795

Cinchona (Jesuits or Peruvian Bark) 1795. A source of quinine, it was used as a febrifuge, particularly in the treatment of malaria. From A Key to Physic, by Ebenezer Sibly, (London, 1795)

Background imageCinchona Collection: QUININE

QUININE
Quinine (Cinchona): an invaluable medicine in tropical countries; excellent at reducing fevers and used to control malaria

Background imageCinchona Collection: Badusa corymbifera

Badusa corymbifera - Monochrome drawing by Ferdinand Bauer, c. 1795. Paper, grey wash. Bound into copy of A.B. Lambert, The Genus Cinchona, London, 1797. Date: 1795

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona Plant

Cinchona Plant
Cinchona plant, the source of quinine

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona / Quinine

Cinchona / Quinine
A plantation of cinchona - Peruvian or Jesuits Bark - in the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, India : the governor of Madras plants the first tree in a new plantation Date: 1862

Background imageCinchona Collection: Plants / Cinchona

Plants / Cinchona
CINCHONA CARIBa also known as JESUITs BARK source of quinine Date: 1768

Background imageCinchona Collection: Medical plants

Medical plants
Illustration of a medical plants

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona condaminea

Cinchona condaminea
Antique illustration of Cinchona condaminea

Background imageCinchona Collection: Source Size = 1676 x 2516

Source Size = 1676 x 2516
The Cinchona Plantations at Darjeeling, Bengal: Native of Sikkim

Background imageCinchona Collection: Source Size = 1697 x 2514

Source Size = 1697 x 2514
The Cinchona Plantations at Darjeeling, Bengal: Foot-Bridge over the River Rungbee

Background imageCinchona Collection: Source Size = 1666 x 3757

Source Size = 1666 x 3757
The Cinchona Plantations at Darjeeling, Bengal: Cinchona Succirubra, 30 Feet High

Background imageCinchona Collection: (Jesuit Tree) Jesuits Bark, also called Peruvian Bark, is the historical name

(Jesuit Tree) Jesuits Bark, also called Peruvian Bark, is the historical name of the most celebrated specific remedy for all forms of malaria

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona (Jesuits or Peruvian Bark). Source of quinine. Used as febrifuge, particularly

Cinchona (Jesuits or Peruvian Bark). Source of quinine. Used as febrifuge, particularly in treatment of malaria. Hand-coloured engraving, London 1795

Background imageCinchona Collection: Typical enlarged spleen of a Malaria patient. Malaria is caused by a parasitic protozoa

Typical enlarged spleen of a Malaria patient. Malaria is caused by a parasitic protozoa transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, Until the 1930s the only effective treatment was the drug Quinine

Background imageCinchona Collection: Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) English physician born at Wynford Eagle, Dorset. In

Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) English physician born at Wynford Eagle, Dorset. In his medical practice he separated Scarlatina from Measles

Background imageCinchona Collection: American newspaper advertisement, 1889, for Quina Laroche, an anti-malarial tonic from France

American newspaper advertisement, 1889, for Quina Laroche, an anti-malarial tonic from France consisting of wine
PATENT MEDICINE AD, 1889. American newspaper advertisement, 1889, for Quina Laroche, an anti-malarial tonic from France consisting of wine fortified with quinine and iron

Background imageCinchona Collection: From which quinine is derived: line engraving, 1878

From which quinine is derived: line engraving, 1878
CINCHONA TREE, 1878. From which quinine is derived: line engraving, 1878

Background imageCinchona Collection: Leaves and flowers of the quinine tree (Cinchona oficinalis): line engraving, 19th century

Leaves and flowers of the quinine tree (Cinchona oficinalis): line engraving, 19th century
QUININE TREE, 19th CENTURY. Leaves and flowers of the quinine tree (Cinchona oficinalis): line engraving, 19th century

Background imageCinchona Collection: Cinchona officianalis illustration, quinine

Cinchona officianalis illustration, quinine
From the Plate Collection of the Natural History Museum, London



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Cinchona, also known as the Quinine tree, is a fascinating plant with various species and vibrant flowers. One of these species is Cinchona Officinalis, commonly referred to as ted cinchona or quina. Another notable variety is Cinchona pubescens, which displays beautiful purple flowers on its red Peruvian bark tree. The Pink flowered Peruvian bark tree, scientifically known as Cinchona cortex peruvianus ruber, adds a touch of elegance to its surroundings. Meanwhile, the harvesting process bark - Quinquina (Cinchona officinalis) - showcases the meticulous efforts involved in obtaining this valuable resource. Historically significant, cinchona played a crucial role during Balboa and Pizarro's exploration of Central and South America. Its medicinal properties were highly sought after for treating malaria due to its high content of quinine. The popularity extended beyond its medical uses; it even found itself featured in an advertising poster for the Quinquina Dubonnet by Jules Cheret in 1895. This demonstrates how deeply ingrained this plant became in society's consciousness. With different varieties like Red cinchona or red quina (Cinchona pubescens), Quina (Cinchona calisaya), and Yellow cinchonabark (Cinchonacalisaya), there is an array of colors available within the world of cinchonas. Each type possesses unique characteristics that make them stand out from one another.