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A Sketch of young Cocoa-nut Trees; one exhibiting the first shoots from the nut; the other of a few years growth. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume: 2, Page: 39
Call Number: MSS 66

Scope and Contents

The image shows two plants, one just emerging from the ground, the other with more developed fronds and trunk. Above the image, Fobres gives the Latin name as Cocos Nucifera - Lin: (see Cocos nucifera). Bottom of page: a quotation, in Latin, from Pliny's Natural History, reading "In oriente ex his vina, gentiumque aliquibis panis: plurimis vero etiam qudrupedum cibus." A translation is written below.


  • redrawn between 1794 and 1800


Physical Description

1 drawing ; 29 x 26 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The image is drawn directly on the page.

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