Malabar: 1693. unbound. Botanical. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 15" X 19". Image measures 13.5" x 17.25" very good.
Beautiful impression and unusual composition of South Asian palm tree and its fronds. Human figures indicate scale. Small tear to top edge. Minor scattered foxing. 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.