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Hendrick Adriann van Rheede b 1637 (sold as a set )

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Hendrick Adriaan van Rheede  1637 - 1691) 

 

HORTUS INDICUS MALABARICUS  

 

Six engravings with hand-colouring, on laid papers, published in Amsterdam 1683 – 1693 

 

Framed in modern but high quality carved and gilded frames 

 

Size 37 x 46cm (14.5 x 18in) 

 

Hortus Malabaricus (meaning "Garden of Malabar") is a 17th-century botanical treatise on the medicinal properties of flora of the Malabar coast (the Western Ghats district, a region principally covering the areas which are presently in the Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa)). It was compiled by Hendrik van Rheede, the Governor of Dutch Malabar from 1669 to 1676.[1] Itty Achudan, a distinguished herbalist from the ancient traditional Ezhava physicians of Kerala, was Van Rheede's key informant who disclosed the Ayurvedic traditional knowledge about the plants of Malabar to him. Hortus Malabaricus was published posthumously in Amsterdam between 1678 and 1693