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Circassian Tree or Red Sandalwood Tree (Adenanthera pavonina L.): branch with flowers and pods, separate opened pod, seeds and flowers. Coloured line engraving.

Date
[1686]
Reference
16107i
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Description

The Circassian Tree is also known as the Sandal Bead Tree and the Zumbic Tree. The wood (Red Sandal Wood) is used for house timbers and furniture, the bark for washing clothes and hair, the seeds as necklace beads and a decoction of the leaves for treatment of rheumatism and gout.

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1686]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.3 x 41.6 cm

Lettering

Mantsjadi Lat. ... Mal. Gúnsobì ... 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. Holmes: "Adenanthera pavonina Linn. 57"
Title transcribed in Nagari, Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16107i

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Languages

  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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