Malabar: 1693. unbound. Botanical. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 15" X 19.25". Image measures 13.25" x 17" very good.
Exquisite and unusual botanical, showing the cross section of South Asian plant. Minor toning in upper corners. Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draackenstein (1636-1691) was commander of Malabar and was responsible for compiling the "Hortus Malabaricus", a major publication of the flora and medicinal use of plants, which took 30 years to complete.