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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.

Nouvelle Royale Cherry
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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..
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Orange
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Orange © Citrus vulgarisThe earliest mention of the sweet orange was in Chinese literature in 314 BC.This 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 fr..
US$80.00
Palm Trees And Springs
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40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Exodi Cap.XV.v.27. XII Fontes, LXX PalmaeMoses camped at Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees. Palm Trees And Springs This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water co..
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Plums: Golden Esperen
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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..
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Quince
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Quince © Cydonia vulgarisThis 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 eager..
US$80.00
Strawberries: Frogmore Late Pine
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23.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches).Age stain on right marginThis 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 h..
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Sugar Cane
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Sugar Cane © Saccharum officinarumThis 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 ..
US$80.00
The Mulberry Tree
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29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 9 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a s..
US$85.00
Transparent Gage Plum
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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..
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Vanilla
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Vanilla © Vanilla planifoliaThis 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
Walnut
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Walnut © Juglans regiaThis 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
Adders Tongue, Aconite or Monkshood (highly poisonous)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Alkanet (yields a bright red dye) Agrimony yellow dye)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate de..
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Apples:Autumn Strawberry and Jonathan
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Autumn Strawberry and JonathanThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more i..
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Apples:Halls Pippin and Holland Pippin
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Halls Pippin and Holland PippinThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more ..
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Apples:Monmouth Pippin and Red Rance
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Monmouth Pippin and Red RanceThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more in..
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Apples:Pomme Gris and Coopers Redling
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Pomme Gris and Coopers RedlingThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more i..
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Apples:Ridge Pippin and Vandeveer
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Ridge Pippin and VandeveerThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more inter..
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Apples:Spanish Pippin and Hubbardston Nonsuch
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Spanish Pippin and Hubbardston NonsuchThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people see..
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Apples:The Winter King
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29 x 22.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).The Winter KingThis antique lithograph is over 160 years old and shows delicious fruit that was cultivated in New York state. Nowadays, many of these fruit would be described as heirloom varieties, which are increasingly sought after as people seek more interesting flav..
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Apricots
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Prunus armeniacaThis 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 exhibite..
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Auriantiacee. Orange Fruit and Flowers
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Citrus aurentumThis 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..
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Beet (culinary use), Bindweed (was used as a an antiscorbutic)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Blue-bottle (Cornflower), Bramble (can be made into wine)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate..
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Botany of Flowers and Elderberry
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)This 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 condition. Th..
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Botany of Pea and Pea Flowers
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Pisum sativumThis fascinating botanical lithograph was made in Milan in 1847 by Ambrogio Robiati. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good condition. This is a lithograph, on medium weight paper with the image on one side and it is blank on ..
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Brazil Wood Tree, Cinnamon Bark Tree, Pawpaw Trees
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26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Cardinal Bird, New Zealand Plover, Hook Billed Creeper and Common LoonThis detailed engraving is from the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of tre..
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Brooklime (eaten in salads), Borage (herb)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Bittersweet (woody Nightshade), BuckbeanThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of t..
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Bugle, Bugloss (can be eaten like cabbage)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Burnet Saxifrage (young leaves are edible), Calamint (strong sweet aroma)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to ..
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Cherries
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Prunus aviumThis 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 in ..
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Clary (Meadow Sage), Meadow Saffron
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Columbine (mildly poisonous), Coriander(spice)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate descriptio..
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Common Raspberry, Bramble and dewberry
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24.0 x 16.0 cm (9.5 x 6.3 inches).This is an original antique lithograph made in 1860 by Anne Pratt (1806-1893), a botanical illustrator from Kent, England, responsible for popularising botany. It is in very good condition. The colors are fresh and bright. The image is on one side of the paper and t..
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