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Rumphius’ Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

Rumphius’ Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

Published September 10th 2003
ISBN : 9780300098143
Hardcover
224 pages
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A translation of Georgius Everhardus Rumphiuss 17th-century study of tropical orchids. Rumphius (1627-1702), founder of Indonesian botanical exploration and one of the greatest naturalists of the 17th century, was the first to describe tropicalMoreA translation of Georgius Everhardus Rumphiuss 17th-century study of tropical orchids. Rumphius (1627-1702), founder of Indonesian botanical exploration and one of the greatest naturalists of the 17th century, was the first to describe tropical orchids in a Western language. Within the pages of his monumental seven-volume Ambonese Herbal, written in Dutch, he included descriptions of 36 species of orchids found on the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia, plus 12 uncertified ones. His detailed descriptions reflect both the accuracy of a scientist and the sensibility of a poet. This volume gathers and translates into English all the sections of The Ambonese Herbal that are devoted to orchids.