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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: The bamboo, the tree of roots and the Durian fruit.
Published in: Frankfurt, 1598
   
Size: 5.3 x 6.9 inches.
13.5 x 17.5 cm.
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Uncoloured.
Condition: In good condition. Lightly age toned as is usual. German text. Sheet size: 292 x 200mm
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In India there is a kind of cane, known as Bambus, which has a stem as thick as a human leg. This is used for many things as it is light and yet strong. There is also a kind of tree, called ĎArbore de Raysí or tree-of-roots. Long tendrils reach down from its branches to the ground, where they take root and grow. A single tree, with its saplings, often has the circumference of a quarter of a mile. There is also a tree that bears the Durian fruit and is only found in Malacca. People who taste this fruit say that it is the best tasting of all fruits in the world.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ India 287



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