Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. ‘This part of India was truly and rightly the most fertile part of the whole world’. Rheede tot Drakenstein, Preface to volume 3 of the. Hortus Malabaricus (meaning Garden of Malabar) is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the medicinal properties of the flora in the Indian. Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser supports JavaScript and that it is enabled in the.

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Wellcome Images images wellcome. Engraving Hortus Indicus Malabaricus, continens regni Malabarici apud Indos cereberrimi onmis generis plantas rariores, Latinis, Malabaricis, Arabicis, et Bramanum characteribus hominibusque expressas Rheede was governor of the Dutch colony of Malabar on the south-west coast of India from to and from the chief representative of the Dutch East India Indics in India.

The Secretary to Government, Herman Van Douep, further translated it into Latin, that the learned in all the countries of Europe might malaabaricus access to it. This page was last edited on 27 Mayat This file comes from Wellcome Imagesa website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom.

Hortus Indicus Malabaricus (Garden of Malabar of India).

Table 1, Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. Differences with the Governor of Ceylon, Rijcklof van Goens who subsequently became the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies led to his departure from the Malabar in and had a major impact on his subsequent career.

All the nalabaricus around was diligently searched by the natives best acquainted with the habitats of plants; and fresh specimens were brought to Cochin where the Carmelite Mathaeus sketched them, with such striking accuracy, that there was no difficulty in identifying each particular species when you see his drawings.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history. The engravings are sandwiched between two sheets of glass and are framed within an ivory resin frame. Visit our Gallery of Images. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mentioned in these volumes are plants of the Malabar region which in his time referred to the stretch along the Western Ghats from Goa to Kanyakumari.

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Horfus tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. Send the image and details to a friend: A contribution to indicsu history of Dutch colonial botany Rotterdamp.

Van Rheede is said to have taken a keen personal interest in the compilation of the Hortus Malabaricus. When not occupied by official duties Rheede was an enthusiastic botanist and investigator of Indian sub-tropical flora.

Manilal and published by the University of Kerala. The Hortus Malabaricus was above all an international project which spanned continents and decades. It had largely remained inaccessible previously to them, because of the entire text being untranslated into the English language and Malayalam language.

If you would like to see the retail price of this item, please register with us. Refer to Wellcome blog post archive. Following his return to Amsterdam in van Reede had some time to devote to his malabaeicus before setting off again for Asia in The whole seems then to have passed under the supervision of another learned individual named Casearius, who was probably a Dutch Chaplain and a horuts friend of Van Rheede.

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In subsequent commentaries on the plant, Cycas rumphii and Cycas circinalis have often been used interchangeably. The instructions which he sent to the Governors, Director and Commanders of the Ceylon in the year of his deathamply demonstrate that he had continued his botanical researches.


Over different plants and their indigenous science are considered in the book. A book of its size, on which such care was expended, must malabaricys consumed a fortune before its publication, and confers honour, both on those who compiled it and the place where it was compiled.

Published init was quickly taken up by contemporary botanists: An Indian endemic, Singh gives the geographical location of Cycas circinalis as follows: Van Reede stated indicuus he had requested: The ethnomedical original information in the work was provided by these three working on it for two continuous years horths and evening as certified by mslabaricus.

Hortus Malabaricus meaning “Garden of Malabar” is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the medicinal properties of the flora in the Indian state of Kerala. The book has been translated into English and Malayalam by K.

Hortus Indicus Malabaricus

Several species of plants have their type illustrations in this work. The Hortus Indicus is the first comprehensive work of the flora of the East Indies containing illustrations of a great number of tropical and sub-tropical plants and fruits classified in Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic and Malayam.

It hortuw occurs in fairly dense, low shrub-woodlands in hilly areas, and is still locally abundant. Hendrik van Reede tot Drakestein Published: CS1 Latin-language sources la Commons category link from Wikidata. One of a kind, it was, and still is, considered a major reference of work for botanists and herbalists studying the flora of South Asia.