Malabar: 1693. unbound. Botanical. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 15" X 19.25". Image measures 13.5" x 17" very good.
Beautiful impression of two South Asian palm trees and details of their growth stages. Minor toning along bottom margin. 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. Scarce.