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Indian Copal (Vateria indica L.): branch with flowers, leaves and fruit and dissected fruit showing seed. Coloured line engraving.

  • Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691
Date
[1683]
Reference
15872i
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Description

Vateria indica is used for its seed-fat (Malabar tallow, dhupa fat) and resin (white dammer, piney varnish)

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1683]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 34.2 x 43.6 cm

Lettering

Paenù. lat. ... mal. Dúpú. ... bra. ... Arab.

References note

See further: K.S. Manilal (ed.), Botany and history of Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1980, ch. 2 by M. Fournier, pp. 6-21
J. Heniger, Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein (1636-1691) and Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1986

Lettering note

Lettering is inscribed on print in blue ink by E. M.Holmes: "Vateria indica Linn. N.O.29."
Title transcribed in Nagari, Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15872i

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Languages

  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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