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Todda-panna Tab. 21: Draakestein 1678-1703

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  • Title: Todda-panna Tab. 21
  • Author: Hendrik van Rheede tot Draakestein
  • Date: 1678-1703
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Inches: 17 1/8 x 13 3/8 [Plate Mark]
  • Centimeters: 43.5 x 33.97 [Plate Mark]
  • Product ID: 232391

Image of a palm specimen by Hendrik van Rheede tot Draakestein, a naturalist and colonial administrator for the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie). He served as a governor of Dutch Malabar along the southwest coast of India from 1669-76 and headed the effort to produce Hortus Malabaricus, a book which documented and described 740 plants native to the region.