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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.

24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).West Indies, Mexico, Central America to BrazilThis is an antique chromolithograph from Le Jardin Fleuriste which was published from 1851 to 1854 by Charles Antoine Lemaire (Professor of Botany), in an era of travel and exploration. Plants from around the world were be..
US$50.00
~ 9 x 5.5" (23 x 14cm).Fedia auriculaUKThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the longest p..
US$25.00
23.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 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 pap..
US$60.00
~ 9 x 5.5" (23 x 14cm).Fedia carinataEuropeThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the longe..
US$25.00
23.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 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 pap..
US$60.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Areca baueriThis 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 hopefully per..
US$39.00
24.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Avena strigosaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1871 in London by Edward Joseph Lowe. The elegant, restful shape of wild grass gives it a timeless appeal. It is in very good condition. Edward Joseph Lowe was well known for his studies and lithographs of..
US$25.00
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$35.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Alocasia guttata v. Imperialis (famously rare,from Borneo)This lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854..
US$99.00
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$50.00
24.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Poa loliacea and compressaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1871 in London by Edward Joseph Lowe. The elegant, restful shape of wild grass gives it a timeless appeal. It is in very good condition. Edward Joseph Lowe was well known for his studies and li..
US$25.00
Cumin, Common Eider, Sumach
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)Balm of Gilead, Common Flax and Great SundewThese detailed hand coloured prints of flowers and herbs were 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$0.00
Raspberry, Strawberry, Cinquefoil
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)Avens, White Poppy and Red PoppyThese detailed hand coloured prints of flowers and herbs were 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 Pr..
US$0.00
Winter Cherry, Cardinal Flower, Potato
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)Woody Nightshade, Sweet Violet and PansyThese detailed hand coloured prints of flowers and herbs were 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..
US$0.00
Accurate, high resolution scans of 41 antique pictures of useful plants from The Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind.Images are 300ppi and will be sent to you by file transfer, usually within 1 working day.The scans were made from hand colored antique engravings from the 1850s.They were in excellent ..
US$60.00
Apricots: Canino Grosso
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23.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches).Faint glue markThis is an antique, hand finished chromolithograph from the Florist and Pomologist by Robert Hogg and was made in Covent Garden, London in 1862 and dedicated to the Princess of Wales. This is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was hand finish..
US$0.00
Beech Tree
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Beech Tree ©Fagus silvaticaThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eag..
US$80.00
Biada. Wheat and Oats
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Avena sativa and Triticum SativumThis 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 ..
US$45.00
Bitter Cucumber
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Bitter Cucumber © Citrullus colocynthusAlso known as Wild Gourd, this fruit has been used in traditional medicine for centuriesThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel ..
US$80.00
Black Pepper
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Black Pepper © Piper nigrumThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eag..
US$80.00
Cannabis
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Cannabis © Cannabis sativaThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eage..
US$125.00
Cherries: Belle Agathe
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23.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches).This is an antique, hand finished chromolithograph from the Florist and Pomologist by Robert Hogg and was made in Covent Garden, London in 1862 and dedicated to the Princess of Wales. This is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was hand finished by an artist..
US$0.00
Cocoa Pod
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Cocoa Pod © Theobroma CacaoThe name Theobroma cacao was first given to the Cocoa Pod by Carolus Linnaeus ©the father of modern-day taxonomic plant classification. Theobroma comes from ancient Greek and translates as 'Food of the Gods'.This is an genuine antique chromol..
US$80.00
Cocoa Tree
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Cocoa Tree © Theobroma CacaoThe name Theobroma cacao was first given to the cocoa tree by Carolus Linnaeus ©the father of modern-day taxonomic plant classification. Theobroma comes from ancient Greek and translates as 'Food of the Gods'.This is an genuine antique chrom..
US$80.00
Coffee
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Coffee © Coffea arabicaThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eagerly..
US$95.00
Deyenne D’ete Pear
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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 cr..
US$0.00
Gall Oak Tree
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Gall Oak Tree ©Quercus lusitanicaThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe a..
US$80.00
Ginger
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Ginger © Zingiber officinaleThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and ea..
US$80.00
Irish Peach Apple
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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 cr..
US$0.00
Lemon
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Lemon © Citrus limonumThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eagerly ..
US$80.00
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