R/16/1939 – drawing of a portrait of Eldermans and a lot of notes on mandrakes

Collection Number:
R/16/1939
Object name:
drawing of a portrait of Eldermans and a lot of notes on mandrakes
Object type:
Drawing
Languages:
Dutch,Greek
Book titles referenced:
Science et magie / Herbarium Dioscorides
Book authors referenced:
Alex Legran / Julia A.
People referenced:
JHWE / Max van Dussen

All Dutch parts are directly translated. A lot is in very old-fashioned Dutch.

‘Add to § 306d: “F4. But the quacks and petty merchants have these roots on sale and these are not even washed, but are cut out from reed-roots in the shape of a man, and then they are planted back in the earth, and from this one gets roots, which in hair, beard and other things resemble man.” (&C) Leonardus Fuchsius, “New Herbarium”, 1543; “reed-roots” (Phragmites communis L.) in stead of mandragora. A.’
‘DU, with § 306f, add: “The devil Neburos, who knows all the secret powers of plant, metal and mineral, carefully guards the: Main de Gloire (see appendix III, fig. 2) (the french, through folk etymology twisted name of the mandragaora), and learns man how one can find them and pull them out. (Alex Legran, Science et magie, 11, see Sources, no. 526. H.’
‘The appendices after use return to J.H.W. Eldermans, Van Reesstraat 25, ‘s-Gravenhage. S.’
‘With § 307b: “Dr. Aigremont, Volkerotik und Pflanzenwelt [folk erotic and plant-world], Leipzig, 1908: I, 14, 15, 17, und II, 4-7 (Kräuter und Blumen [herbs and flowers]. (JHWE.) H.’
‘With § 307d, supplement no. V, after the “Announcements of mr. Max van Dussen”, see fol. 401. O.’
‘: see § 307e, “Herbarium Dioscorides”, Julia A., MS. E.’
‘Add to § 307, sub II: “Also in other countries the Solanacies with mydriatic alkaloids have been used as magical plants. One of the most known is the mandrake root or Radix Mandragorae, which comes from the herb Mandragora officinalis which grows in the regions around the Mediterranean. The typical magic plant from Antique and Mediaeval times”. See: “The Alkaloids and Glucosides of plants”, Dr. Th. Weevers, Prof. at the University of Amsterdam. Noorduyn’s Wetenschappelijke Reeks, no. 9, Gorinchem, 1943. (JHWE.) O.’