The Newsletter 61 Autumn 2012

Hortus Malabaricus in the year 2012

Sandra Dehue

In the context of the IIAS outreach programme, intended to promote greater public understanding of Asia, a lecture on Hortus Malabaricus [The Garden of Malabar] was organised on 27 June 2012, in the Hortus botanicus Leiden [botanical gardens]. Three distinguished speakers discussed the present-day value of this stunning and insightful 12-volume work, printed in Amsterdam between 1678-1693, containing approximately 700 illustrations of medicinal plants and the explanations of their workings.

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