This strong stipple engraving is from Joseph Roques’s Phytographie medicale…. The work was published in Paris in 1835 by Cormon et Blanc. The engravings were completed by E. Hocquart. The work depicted medicinal, poisonous, and narcotic plants as well as their remedies.
Joseph Roques (1772-1850) was a French physician and botanist. He studied at the University of Montpellier and stayed at their faculty of medicine and military hospital. He went on to become one of the foremost botanists of his time with his most important works on medical phytography, fungi, and native & exotic plants.