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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 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
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Nutmeg - Myristica fragransThe Banda Islands in Indonesia were the only source of nutmeg and mace production until the mid-19th century.This is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era o..
US$80.00
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
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
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Almond Blossoms – Amygdalus communisThis 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 Europ..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Aloe – Aloe socotrinaThis 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 s..
US$80.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)New Zealand Sky Lark, CandlewoodThis 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 treatises and a dictionary of terms illus..
US$40.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)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 treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts a..
US$40.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)FireshipThis 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 treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and ..
US$40.00
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
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
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
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches) This 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 treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sc..
US$40.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Clove – Caryophyllus aromaticusUntil modern times, cloves grew only on a few islands in the Moluccas (historically called the Spice Islands)This is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an e..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Coca – Erythroxylon cocaThis 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 eagerl..
US$95.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
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
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