Malabar: 1693. unbound. Botanical. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 15" X 19". Image measures 13.5" x 17" very good(+).
South Asian fan-like palm tree and 2 details of its growth. A human figure gives an idea of the plant's size. Plant named in Malabarese, Latin, Sanskrit and Arabic. 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.