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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.

Violette Native Peach
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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 and 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..
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Wheat, Sea Grass and Couch Grass
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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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White Poppy, red or Corn Poppy (opium poppy)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Rosemary (herb), Rue (was used medicinally in ancient times)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 accur..
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Spice Plants: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice Or Pimento
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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 ..
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Queen Pineapple
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23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Queen PineThis 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 in v..
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Wine Grapes
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Vitis viniferaThis 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 ..
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Plants Used As Food: Millet, Maize, Buckwheat, Taro
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Faint library stamp in upper left cornerThis 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 Wi..
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The Wild Black Cherry Tree
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28 x 22 cm (11 x 8.5 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 suc..
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Fungi or Mushroom Plants
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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..
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Strawberries
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Fragaria grandifloriaThis 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 exh..
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Maize
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27 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).This 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 the odd speck of foxing. The ..
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Plums
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).deux prunes AnglaisesThis 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 hope..
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Star Apple
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Chrysophyllum caintoThis 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 hopef..
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Plums
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Prunus domesticaThis 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..
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Apples
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Malus communis formaThis 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 exhi..
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Chilean Zabala Fruit (Lardizabala biternata)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).ChileThis 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 being collected and bought back to Europe a..
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Passion Flower. (Double sized fold out print)
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31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Tacsonia pinnatistipula.Chile And PeruThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of th..
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Maori Onion (Chrysobactron hooker)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).New ZealandThis 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 being collected and bought back to Eu..
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Haricot beans
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Haricot flageolet beurre Sanguin a ramesThis 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..
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Blackberries
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Rubus linkianusThis 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 ..
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Heavenly Blue Or Morning Glory
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53 x 37 cm (20.8 x 14.5 inches).Pharbitis tricolor / Ipomoea rubro-caeruleaThis is a superb, high quality lithograph by one of the best botanical artists of the 20th century, Paul Jones. It is from the 19th set of a limited edition of 506 prints. The frontispiece to the set was hand signed and numbe..
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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$35.00
Pomegranate
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Grenade (Punica granatum)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 paintin..
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American Cranberry
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26.5 x 19.0 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Vaccinium macrocarponThis antique chromolithograph was made in 1878 and is from 'The Flowers and Ferns of the United States' by Thomas Meehan.Meehan was Professor of Vegetable Physiology for the Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture. He was also the editor of The..
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Sunflower
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53 x 37 cm (20.8 x 14.5 inches).Helianthis annusThis is a superb, high quality lithograph by one of the best botanical artists of the 20th century, Paul Jones. It is from the 19th set of a limited edition of 506 prints. The frontispiece to the set was hand signed and numbered by Paul Jones and, if y..
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Palms And Pines: Screw Pine, Date Palm, Cacoa Tree, Pawpaw
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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..
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Tobacco, Coffee, Scammony Bindweed
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)Jalap Bindweed, Common Vine and Peruvian Bark TreeThese 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..
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Everlasting Pea or Sweetpea, Birdsfoot Trefoil
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)Star-headed Trefoil. Hop Trefoil. Meadow LathyrusThese 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 ..
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Passion Flower, Tamarind Tree and Herb Robert
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)These 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 Prints..
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Camellia, Holly Hock and Common Cotton
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19 x 12.5 cm (7.5x 5 inches)These 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 Prints..
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