[Taxacom] Hortus Malabaricus special issue of SAMAGRA

Chris Freeland Chris.Freeland at mobot.org
Tue Feb 15 15:50:25 CST 2011

All - In case anyone is interested, the 12 volumes of Hortus Malabaricus are available for download and use via BHL:

It's a really fascinating title and worth checking out.

Chris Freeland | Director, Center for Biodiversity Informatics | Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd. | St. Louis, Missouri 63110 | 314.577.9548 

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of KP Rajesh
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Subject: [Taxacom] Hortus Malabaricus special issue of SAMAGRA



The Centre for Research in Indigenous Knowledge Science & Culture (CRIKSC) published the latest volumes of its journal *SAMAGRA* as *Hortus Malabaricus
* <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortus_Malabaric> Special issue. The details are posted here with the hope that the articles on *Hortus Malabaricus* may be interesting to the Taxacom members also.

Till date it was mentioned that the Frontispiece of the first volume of *Hortus
Malabaricus* <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortus_Malabaric> was prepared by an "unidentified artist". It was remaining as a mystery, as no detailed studies were conducted. However, after a critical study Prof. K.S.
Manilal<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._S._Manilal>in his article

"The Frontispiece drawing of *Hortus Malabaricus*. Samagra 5&6: 1-11"

concluded that it was prepared by nothing other than the Dutch Golden Age artist, GĂ©rard de Lairesse.

In another article Prof. Manilal examines the contributions of the 'Hungarian Theologians Associated with *Hortus Malabaricus*. Samagra 5&6: 12-23'.

The third article by Prof. Manilal, K. S. and Remesh, M. is on

"An analysis of the data on the medicinal plants recorded in *Hortus Malabaricus*. Samagra 5&6: 24-72."

The papers are available online at the webpage & blog of CRIKSC



 KP Rajesh

(Secretary, CRIKSC)

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