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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.

19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Flowering Ash, Plantain Tree, Gamboge TreeThis 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)Balm of Gilead, Castor Oil Plant, Bitter Cucumber, Wild CucumberThis 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 ..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Cascarilla,, Purging CrotonThis 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 P..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Halbert-shaped Orache, Sea Purslane, Indian MilletThis 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 ye..
US$40.00
19 x 12.5 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Navelwort, Elegant American BrambleThis 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)Lycian Juniper, Savin, MercuryThis 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 Rar..
US$40.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Thomson's Golden Champion GrapeThis 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 worl..
US$69.00
Lady Downe’s Grapes
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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 c..
US$75.00
Mitchelson’s Plums
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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 c..
US$75.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Peche lisse NectarineThis 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..
US$59.00
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
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Anacardium occidentaleThis 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 hop..
US$59.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Bigarreau des CapucinsThis 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 hop..
US$59.00
34.5 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.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..
US$79.00
30.5 x 24.5cm (15 x 9.5 inches)Bulbinella HookeriThis is an antique lithograph of New Zealand flora. It is from a work by Thomas Frederic Cheeseman and was published in 1914 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the time the botany of New Zealand was poorly known so Cheeseman made many collecting trips to..
US$100.00
Alder Buckthorn
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Alder Buckthorn - Rhamnus frangulaThis 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$45.00 US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Allspice - Pimenta offocinalis The name allspice was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who valued it as a spice that combined the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.This is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was publishe..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Apple - Pirus malusThis 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 stu..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Aztec Tobacco - Nicotiana rustica 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 from around the world were being collected and bought back to Eu..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Bearberry - Arctostaphylos uva ursiIn the wild, the fruits are commonly eaten by bearsThis 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 w..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Bitter Wood - Quassia amaraThe bitter principle found in the bark and wood is used as the basis of Angostura BittersThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and explora..
US$80.00
Gentian
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Gentian - Gentiana luteaIt is remarkable for the intense bitterness of the root and every part of the herbage. Before the introduction of hops, gentian was used occasionally in brewing.This is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was..
US$45.00 US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Grape Vine - Vitis viniferaThis 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
Hollong
-44 %
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Hollong - Dipterocarpus retusus A large tree from the East Indies, farmed for its resin and wood.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 from a..
US$45.00 US$80.00
Indian Kino
-44 %
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Indian Kino - Pterocarpus masrupiumHeartwood is antibiotic and hypoglycaemic, and is used to control blood sugar.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 exploratio..
US$45.00 US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Indian Liquorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra 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 from around the world were being collected and bought back t..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Liquorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra brThis 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
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Mallow - Malva silvestrisThis 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
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Manna - Fraxinus ornus A sugary extract from the sap may be obtained by making a cut in the barkThis 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
Mastic Tree
-44 %
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Mastic Tree - Pistacia lentiscus Mastic Tree is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios.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 ex..
US$45.00 US$80.00
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