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A famous banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis L.), named Cubbeer Burr, on a river island in India. Lithograph by W. Stoker, 1811, after J. Forbes, 1778.

  • Forbes, James, 1749-1819.
Date
1811
Reference
20051i
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view A famous banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis L.), named Cubbeer Burr, on a river island in India. Lithograph by W. Stoker, 1811, after J. Forbes, 1778.

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Description

Ficus benghalensis = (Ficus indica)

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

Publication/Creation

1811

Physical description

1 print : lithograph

Lettering

A view of Cubbeer Burr, the celebrated Banian Tree, on an island in the Neibudda, drawn from nature 1778. J Forbes 1811 Printed from stone by D. Redman

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20051i

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