image MS_131_0189
Image number: RS.16504
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sea coconut

Date

1698

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p189

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 373mm
width (paper): 311mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

A drawing of different angles of the sea coconut (Lodoicea maldivicia), with a scale in inches and an inscription, 'The Maldiva Cocha Nut Shell per HNT', signed by Henry Hunt.

Transcription

A scale of inches. The Maldiva Cocha Nut Shell per HNT [Henry Hunt]
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

At the meeting of 13 April 1698, 'Mr Charles Dubois presented an entire Cocode Maldivia for which great rarity it was ordered that he should have the thanks of the society and that Mr Hunt should make an exact draught of it to represent it in several postures and that it should be carefully preserved in the Repository' (JBO/10/66).

Related Fellows

Charles Du Bois (1656-1740, British), Botanist

Associated place

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      > Seychelles