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Unicorns, in Pierre Pomet, Histoire générale des Drogues, traitant des plantes, des animaux et des mineraux

1694

The British Library

The British Library
London, United Kingdom

This practical manual described popular 17th-century medicinal ingredients. In this chapter on the unicorn, Pierre Pomet, a Parisian pharmacist, stated that the horn was ‘well used, on account of the great properties attributed to it, principally against poisons’. The image shows five different species of unicorn, namely the camphur (a horned ass from Arabia), the pirassoipi (a unicorn with twin horns) and three unidentified breeds. Shown here: part 2, pp. 9

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  • Title: Unicorns, in Pierre Pomet, Histoire générale des Drogues, traitant des plantes, des animaux et des mineraux
  • Date Created: 1694
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Paris
  • Type: Printed book
  • Original Source: 37.h.7.
  • Rights: Public Domain in most countries other than the UK. For more information visit: https://www.bl.uk/help/how-to-reuse-images-of-unpublished-manuscripts

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