Digital Rare Book:
Account of the Banyan-Tree, or Ficus Indica, as found in the ancient Greek and Roman authors
By George Henry Noehden
Published in Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland - January 1, 1824
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Watercolour of a landscape scene by an anonymous artist working in the Calcutta style, part of the Gilbert Collection, c. 1825.
The banyan tree or agrodha (Ficus bengalensis) is one of the truly massive trees of north India and is a tree associated with healing and protection. This drawing depicts a huge Banyan tree beside a river with boats stationed nearby and villagers bathing in the foreground.
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