Posted on: 6 August 2012

A plant (Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb.) related to China rose: branch with flowers and separate flower, fruits and seeds. Coloured line engraving. India.
By Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein
Published: Amsterdam, 1686

Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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Com efeito, há quem não consiga perceber aqui o engenho e a arte.