Robert Wight and the botanical drawings of Rungiah and Govindoo.
Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 2007.
Quarto, three volumes in slipcase, 504 pp. colour illustrations.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Book 1 The life and work of Robert Wight, Book 2 Botanical drawings by Runigiah & Govindoo: the Wight Collection, and Book 3 Journeys in search of Robert Wight. Wight employed local plant collectors who travelled widely through South India, often accompanied by an artist. These journey took them through what are now the states of Tamil Nadu, Keral and Andhra Pradesh. Many of the resulting collections are held in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where Wight studied botany in 1816 and 1817 - these include some 23,000 herbarium specimens and 700 original drawings.