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Edible Plants

Discover genuine antique prints of edible plants such as fruit, vegetables and herbs.

For centuries, artists and scientists have illustrated edible plants.

Many plants created more wealth than anything else they discovered. Did you know nutmeg was was worth more than its weight in gold in the 1700s. Nutmeg only grew on The Spice Islands of Indonesia making them almost priceless. They were so valuable, the British traded the Spice Islands with the Netherlands in exchange for Manhattan, New York. But not before the British had secretly worked out how to grow nutmeg in elsewhere !

Choose from our beautiful selection of antique prints of edible plants.

40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Numer.Cap.XXIV.v.4.6. Aloe ad Aquas. (Numbers 24:5-6) Agave In The Water This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is ..
US$225.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Madresfield Court GrapeThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished with the sheen of shella..
US$125.00
Coffee, Cacao Nut (Chocolate), The Vanillas
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21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$90.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches).Woods with interesting properties !Aloeswood is the source of the resin Oud which is used in perfumes. It's one of the most expensive natural products in the world.Sandalwood is used in perfumes and incense.Nephritic wood is capable of turning the color of water into ..
US$60.00
Pears
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Pyris communisThis large, vintage lithograph of fruit is by one of the finest botanical artists of the first half of the 1900s. Carlos von Riefel was born in Austria in 1903. In 1922 he enrolled at the Viennese Academy of Arts. Very soon, his work was being exhibited i..
US$90.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).This antique lithograph was made in the 1890s by Edward Step and William Watson. Their work focussed on plants which gave brilliance and charm to the garden, and are some of the best antique botanical illustrations. The paper is high quality, matt with a subtle creamy ..
US$60.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and William Fitch were his illustrators. Sir J..
US$95.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Green-fleshed MelonThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished with the sheen of shellac. I..
US$125.00
Melon
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27 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Image goes to edge of paperThis large, antique lithograph was made in 1860 and is from Lessons From The Vegetable World by Charlotte Yonge, an influential woman in the world of women's rights and education. It is in good condition - the image area is clean with just th..
US$50.00
Cucumber
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27 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Image goes to edge of paperThis large, antique lithograph was made in 1860 and is from Lessons From The Vegetable World by Charlotte Yonge, an influential woman in the world of women's rights and education. It is in good condition - the image area is clean with just th..
US$50.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Cerisier Royal (Prunus cerasus)Pierre-Joseph Redoute is regarded as the greatest botanical artist. His portrayals of roses,flowers and fruit are rightly regarded as classics to this day and add a touch of style to any room. This high quality vintage lithograph of his p..
US$50.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Numer. Cap.XI.v.4.5 (Numbers 11:4-5). Cucumis, Melo Cucumber, Melon And Flowers This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engrav..
US$225.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Brunswick FigThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished with the sheen of shellac. It is i..
US$125.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Ribes aureumThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quali..
US$45.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and William Fitch were his illustrators. Sir J..
US$60.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Cornichons Blancs (Vitis vinifera)Pierre-Joseph Redoute is regarded as the greatest botanical artist. His portrayals of roses,flowers and fruit are rightly regarded as classics to this day and add a touch of style to any room. This high quality vintage lithograph of hi..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
Pears
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23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Souvenir du Congress Pear and Madame Treyve PearThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished..
US$125.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches)This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The paper has a lovely aged,..
US$225.00
Olives, Capers, Capuchins, Damask Raisins, Currants, Figs, Chesnut And Filbert
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21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$60.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Scarlet-fleshed Rock MelonThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished with the sheen of she..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ChinaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals..
US$190.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Anona cherimolia This lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educate people about the fascinating plants being gathered from around the world and hopefull..
US$80.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Amygdalus persicaThis fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph was made in Milan in 1847 by Ambrogio Robiati. Under each illustration is a detailed description in Italian in attractive Italic font.It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good..
US$60.00
32.5 x 24cm (12.75 x 6.5 inches)Musa Zebrina (Blood Banana)This beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1854-1855 and comes from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte, a famous nineteenth century Belgian horticulturalist. He employed plant collectors to..
US$100.00
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