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Dhak or palas tree (Butea monosperma): flowering branch with fruit and floral segments. Coloured etching, c. 1799, after J. Ihle.

Ihle, Johann-Eberhard, 1727-1814.
Date
21 March 1799

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Description

The dhak tree yields gum (Bengal kino) used as an astringent, seed-oil (muduga oil) used as a vermifuge & red dye from the flowers (tisso flowers)

Lettering

Butea. Butea superba

Publication/Creation

London : published as the Act directs by J. Wilkes, 21 March 1799.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.5 x 19.6 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25386i

Language

  • English


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