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Rosewood tree (a species of Dalbergia): branch with flowers and pods and separate sections of flowers, pod and seeds. Coloured line engraving.

  • Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691.
Date
[1686]
Reference
16117i
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Description

The rosewood tree is also known as the Nicaragua wood or palisander

Rosewood timber is used for veneers, furniture and musical instruments etc.

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1686]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.5 x 42.1 cm

Lettering

Nul-Válli Lat. ... Mal. ... 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

Title transcribed in Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet
Lettering is inscribed on print in blue ink by E. Holmes: "Dalbergia scandens Roxb. 57"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16117i

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Languages

  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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