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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The first of the 12 volumes of the book was inicus inand the last in The Secretary to Government, Herman Van Douep, further translated it into Latin, that the learned in all the countries of Europe might have access to it.

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Visit our Gallery of Images. Wellcome Images images wellcome. A contribution to the history of Dutch colonial botany Rotterdamp. Its pre-eminent status has been acknowledged by the fact that it contains the lectotype for eleven plants Majumdar et al.

Names of each species is written in Malayalam as well as Konkani Then known as Brahmananchi Bhas A description of each plant was written in Malayalam and thence translated into Portuguese, by a resident at Cochin, named Emmanuel Carneiro.

The work was edited by a team of nearly a hundred including physicians [such as Ranga Bhat, Vinayaka Pandit, Appu Bhat and Itti Achuden ] professors of medicine and botany, amateur botanists such as Arnold Seyn, Theodore Jansson of Almeloveen, Paul Hermann, Johannes Munnicks, Joannes Commelinus, Abraham a Pootand technicians, illustrators and engravers, together with the collaboration of company officials, clergymen D.

Hendrik van Reede tot Drakestein Published: Hortus Malabaricus meaning “Garden of Malabar” is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the properties of the flora of the Western Ghats region principally covering the areas now in the Indian states of KeralaKarnataka and the union territory of Goa.

Joseph who did many of the drawings ,a Protestant missionary, native doctors and princes.

In it was classified by Linnaeus as Datura Metel, one of the Solanaceae family. Views View Edit History.

When not occupied by official duties Rheede was an enthusiastic botanist and investigator of Indian sub-tropical flora. A grand memorial to them is erected in Kochi. The Hortus Malabaricus was above all an international project which spanned continents and decades.


From Wikimedia Commons, the malabaricuss media repository. Retrieved from ” https: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. The engravings were done by B. The effort has brought the main contents of the book to Malayalam and English-speaking scholars. The comprehensive nature of the book is noted by Whitehouse in his Historical Notices of Cochin: If you would like to see the retail price of this item, please register with indicuz.

Over different plants and their indigenous science are considered in the book. Van Reede stated that he had requested: Manilal and published by hortks University of Kerala. 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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Malabaricus.

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Retrieved from ” https: Van Reede, though enthusiastic, simply did not have the time to devote to such a large project, given his military role in the Malabar.

The comprehensive nature of the book is noted by T.

All the country 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, maabaricus there was no difficulty in identifying each particular species when you see his drawings.

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Hortus Indicus Malabaricus

Engraving Hortus Indicus Malabaricus, continens regni Malabarici apud Indos cereberrimi onmis generis plantas rariores, Latinis, Malabaricis, Arabicis, et Bramanum characteribus hominibusque expressas However, he pointed out that the seeds indicux the two were a useful distinguishing factor.

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Linnaeus had established the genus Cycas in but since then confusion has reigned over the proper identification of various species within it for it seems clear that Linnaeus had based some of his comments on earlier works where different species had not been correctly identified. Apart from Latin, the plant names have been recorded ma,abaricus other languages including MalayalamKonkaniArabicEnglish.


Hortus Indicus Malabaricus (Garden of Malabar of India).

This page was last edited on 27 Mayat Originally written in Latin, it was compiled over a period of nearly 30 years and published from Amsterdam during 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.

Book on the subject of botany and the medicinal use of plants on the Malabar Coast, India. The book has been translated into English and Malayalam by K. Following his return to Amsterdam in van Reede had some time to devote to his manuscript before setting off again for Asia in Views Read Edit View history.

It is believed to be the earliest comprehensive printed work on the flora of Asia and the tropics. Table 1, Hortus Indicus Malabaricus Credit: Their certificate to this effect is given in the first volume of the book. 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.

Send the image and details to a friend: The ethnomedical original information in the work was provided by these three working on it for two continuous years morning and evening as certified by them. All the country 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.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4. A book of its size, on which such care was expended, must have consumed a fortune before its publication, and confers honour, both on those who compiled it and the place where it was compiled.

The cover page of the original Latin edition of Hortus Malabaricus. It typically occurs in fairly dense, low shrub-woodlands in hilly areas, and is still locally abundant.