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Bastard Teak or Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze): leaf cluster, inflorescence and dissected flower. Coloured line engraving.

Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691.
Date
[1686]

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Description

Bastard Teak is known locally in India as dhak or palas The gum of Bastard Teak (Bengal kino) is used as an astringent, the seed-oil (muduga oil) as a vermifuge, the flowers give a red dye (tisso flowers), the leaves are used as plates, the bark for cordage and sails and the timber for charcoal

Lettering

Pláso Lat. ... Mal. Palasù ... Bra. ... Arab.

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1686]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.4 x 41.4 cm

Publications 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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16111i

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Language

  • Latin


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