image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Krakatoa: fan palm (Chamaerops humilis L.) with surrounding tropical forest and native woman.

Date

1 August 1788

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Description

Coloured soft-ground etching after J. Webber, 1788.
Leaves of the fan palm are the source of vegetable 'horse' hair used in upholstery, the young buds are edible
Inscription: The fan palm, in the island of Cracatoa J.Webber fecit, 1788

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

Krakatoa, Lampung, Indonesia

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