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Hortus Indicus Malabaricus, continens regni Malabarici apud Indos cereberrimi onmis generis plantas rariores, Latinis, Malabaricis, Arabicis, et Bramanum characteribus hominibusque expressas ... addita ... descriptione, qua ... praecipuae in medicina vires ... demonstrantur / Adornatus per Henricum van Rheede, van Draakenstein [sic] et Johannem Casearium [vols. III-V, J. Munnicks, vol. VI, T.J. van Almeloveen] .... Notis adauxit et commentariis illustravit Arnoldus Syen [vols. II-XII, J. Commelinus]. [Vols. VII-XII, In ordinem redegit et Latinitate donavit Abrahamus a Poot].

Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691.
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Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. Latin
Horti Indici Malabarici


Amstelaedami : Sumptibus Johannis van Someren, et Joannis van Dyck, 1678-1703.

Physical description

12 volumes, engr. illustrations & folded plates : add. engr., portrait, facsimiles ; (folio)


Title page vol. 1: copy 1 has a title page dated 1686 which essentially repeats that of vol. 6 but with "pars prima" rather than "pars sexta". Copy 2, which was used for the above description, has the original title page dated 1678. (For further details, see Warner, M.F., J. Bot. 58: 291-292. 1920.)
Title varies: Horti Indici Malabarici, Horti Malabarici
Editors and authors of notes: I. Johannes Caesarius and Arnoldus Syen; II. Johannem Caesarium and Johannes Commelinus; III-V. Joannes Munnicks and Joannes Commelinus; VI-XII. J. Commelinus and A. a Poot
Additional publishers are named in imprint statements v. 3-12: ... & Henrici & viduae Theodori Boom
Many engravings are of double folio size. (34 x 43 cm.)
The author's name in the various parts is variously spelled: Henricus van Rheede, van Draakenstein; Henricus van Reede, tot Draakestein; Henricus van Rheede, tot Draakestein; Henricus van Rhede tot Draakestein; Henricus van Rheede tot Drakestein
Includes indexes
Stafleu has exhaustive description

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Pritzel (2nd) 7585
Stafleu (2nd) 9123

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine” at Wellcome Collection, 16 November 2017 – 8 April 2018



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