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A plant (Myristica malabarica): branch with fruit, kernels, flowers and floral segments. Coloured line engraving.

Date
[1683]
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15808i
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Description

Nutmeg tree = Myristica fragans Houtt.

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1683]

Physical description

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

Lettering

Panam-pálca. lat. ... mal. Ambadikì. ... bram. ... 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: "Myristica malabarica Lam. N.O. 141"
Title transcribed in Nagari, Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15808i

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  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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