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Elephant apple (Limonia acidissima L.): branch with flowers and fruit, leaf and seeds and cross-section of fruit.

  • Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691
Date
[1683]
Reference
15866i
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Description

The elephant apple tree is also used for its timber and gum (Indian gum). The fruit pulp is used as a soap substitute in Japan

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1683]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 34.4 x 43.7 cm

Lettering

Tsjéru-Catu-Náregam lat. ... mal. Naríngi. ... 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: "Limonia acidissima Linn. N.O. 39"
Title transcribed in Nagari, Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15866i

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Languages

  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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