Lythraceae - Punica granatum|
From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Madras, P.R. Hunt for the author, 1850, volume 2, plate 97. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267 mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 60Wight, a British surgeon, arived in India in 1819, with no training as a botanist. He became superintendent of the Botanic garden of Madras from 1826-1828. By the time he finally retired in 1853 he had described nearly 3000 species of Indian plants.This beautifully illustrated work on the Indian flora was published in 250 copies only.
* Nissen BBI 2141; Great flower books p. 81; Stafleu & Cowan 17.579.