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Mahwa or mahua (Madhuca longifolia (Koenig) Macbr.): flowering and fruiting stem with a dragonfly. Coloured aquatint by W. Hooker after J. Forbes, 1781.

  • Forbes, James, 1749-1819.
Date
[1st June 1813]
Reference
20134i
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Description

Mahwa nuts are used for margarine, the flowers are edible and the seed-cake is used as worm-killer on lawns

Publication/Creation

[London (Fleet Street)] : [White, Cochrane & Co.], [1st June 1813]

Physical description

1 print : aquatint with etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The mahwhaw tree of Guzerat. W.Hooker fecit, Jam.Forbes, Bhaderpoor, 1781.

References note

See further: J. Forbes, Oriental Memoirs, vol. 4, London, 1813, pp. 351-379

Lettering note

Bears number: 29

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20134i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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