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Krakatoa: fan palm (Chamaerops humilis L.) with surrounding tropical forest and native woman. Coloured soft-ground etching after J. Webber, 1788.

  • Webber, John, 1751-1793
Date:
1 August 1788
Reference:
20137i
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Description

Leaves of the fan palm are the source of vegetable 'horse' hair used in upholstery, the young buds are edible

Publication/Creation

London (No.312 Oxford Street) : J. Webber, 1 August 1788.

Physical description

1 print : soft-ground etching, with watercolour ; platemark 43 x 31.3 cm

Lettering

The fan palm, in the island of Cracatoa J.Webber fecit, 1788

References note

See further: James King, A voyage to the Pacific Ocean ..., London, 1785, vol.3, chap.11

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20137i

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  • English


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