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The Welwitschia mirabilis or Nyanka Kykamkop plant of Hykamkop, south West Africa, 9 May 1861 [transparency] / T. Baines
Bib ID 1798487
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [transparency]
Author
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875
 
Online Versions
Description 1861 
1 slide : lantern, colour, oil on glass, cedar ; image 5.4 x 7.9 cm., in mount 11.3 x 17.4 cm. 
Series

Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875. Thomas Baines collection of lantern slides, 1855-1861.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK6954/H.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from inscription.

Part of the collection: Thomas Baines collection of lantern slides, 1855-1861.

Inscription: "The Welwitschia mirabilis or Nyanka Kykamkop plant of Hykamkop, south West Africa. The first sketch and specimen of which ever seen by Sir Wm. Hooker were sent home by myself sketched May 9, 1861. T. Baines."--On label on mount.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK6954/H.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-153487616

Subjects Plants -- Namibia -- Pictorial works.  |  Namibia -- Pictorial works.  |  Picture -- Oil.
Other authors/contributors Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875

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