A proposal to digitise and make available the Banksian manuscript Declaração das Aruores, Arbuseos, Plantas, Grapaeiras by Saluadore


  • Natural History Museum

Project summary

The Declaração das Aruores manuscript from Anjengo in Southern India represents an important pharmacopoeia work. Acquired by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), naturalist and patron of the natural sciences, it forms part of the rich and diverse Banksian collection held at the Natural History Museum. The manuscript's existence is virtually unknown in academic circles and has yet to be the subject of any scientific or academic research. This project is to do the necessary conservation work to stabilise the volume ensuring its future preservation and to digitise the text to provide free access to the manuscript online.