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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: Pineapple, Bettel, palma dactylifera, Samaca & Mango.
Published in: Frankfurt, 1598
   
Size: 5.3 x 6.9 inches.
13.5 x 17.5 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In good condition. Lightly age toned as is usual. German text. Sheet size: 292 x 197mm
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These are all Indian fruits, of which the pineapple has the best flavour and aroma. The Bettel plant is also shown here climbing up long rods and canes, just as the pepper does. The two plants are often difficult to tell apart at a distance because they grow in the same way as peas and beans. When mixed with Arecca, the Bettel leaves are chewed all day long by the Indians, especially the women.

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 289



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