Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, England
Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX1179. Roxburgh reports in his 'Flora Indica': 'This beautiful and stately palm appears to be indigenous in all the islands to the eastward of the Bay of Bengal...'. Inscribed in pencil by Roxburgh 'Not to be engraved being imperfect'. Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.3, p.626.
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