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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.

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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Colchicum autumnaleThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$70.00
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
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
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
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. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very g..
US$60.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Raisin alicanteThis 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 fascina..
US$89.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Cucurbita pepoThis 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. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good..
US$60.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Common White Lily, Martagon LilyThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine R..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)This detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Walnut Tree, Staining Oak, Common OakThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © F..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Yellow Crown ImperialThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Sarsaparilla, Calumba Plant, Black PoplarThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. ..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Crowberry, Butchers BroomThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine Rare Pri..
US$40.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This is an antique zincograph with original hand colouring from the Florist and Pomologist by Robert Hogg. It was made in Covent Garden, London in 1862 and dedicated to the Princess of Wales. It is in very good condition with strong and impressive colours. The paper is c..
US$75.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Sea Lavender, White Henbane, Trailing BindweedThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years ..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)This detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Mastic Tree, Sweet Gale, Sea BuckthornThis detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old.© Fin..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)This detailed hand coloured engraving of flowers and herbs was made by Richard Brook for his Cyclopaedia of Botany and Herbs in 1854. The print is an original antique in very good condition considering it is over 160 years old. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$40.00
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