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Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) with many spreading aerial roots. Aquatint by T. Medland, c. 1807, after J. Cordiner.

  • Cordiner, James, the rev., 1775-1836.
Date
4 June 1807
Reference
20994i
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Description

Ficus benghalensis = (Ficus indica)

The banyan tree is the sacred tree of the Hindus (cv. Krishnae with cup-shaped leaves) and its spreading form means it is used as a shelter

Publication/Creation

London (Paternoster Row) : Messrs. Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 4 June 1807.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, with wash

Lettering

Banyan tree drawn by J.Cordiner engraved by T.Medland

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20994i

Languages

  • English


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