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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.

Gooseberries
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Ribes grossulariaThis 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..
US$90.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Peony, Pennyroyal (herb)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 description of the medicinal pla..
US$40.00
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..
US$50.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Southern AfricaThis 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 t..
US$50.00
26 x 21 cm (10.25 x 8.25 inches).This original antique engraving is from a work by George Alexander Cooke, Universal Geography, which described voyages, travels and discoveries of great explorers of the era such as Captain James Cook, Furneaux, Magellan, Drake, Anson, Dampier and Wallis. It was made..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Scurvy-grass (sometimes eaten as a salad), Sauce-alone (or Jack-by-the-hedge)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..
US$40.00
Wild Pear,Crab Apple, Wild Service Tree, True Service Tree, Mountain Ash and White Beam Tree
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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..
US$40.00
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 exhib..
US$90.00
Apricot
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23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Moorpark ApricotThis 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 i..
US$125.00
Close Styled Bramble
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23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Rubus pistillatusLabradorThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Coe's Golden Drop PlumThis 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..
US$125.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Castanea sativaThis 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 ..
US$90.00
22.5 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Indian fruitsThis original antique lithograph was made in 1890. It is from a work by A. D Frederickson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. This intrepid chap travelled from London eastwards through Arabia, India, the Orient, Japan and the Pacific to the USA. During..
US$45.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Sierra leoneThis 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 E..
US$50.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Wood Sorrell (leaves used in salads), Woodruff (medicinal use)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 acc..
US$40.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Prunus persicaThis 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 i..
US$90.00
22.5 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Indian fruitsThis original antique lithograph was made in 1890. It is from a work by A. D Frederickson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. This intrepid chap travelled from London eastwards through Arabia, India, the Orient, Japan and the Pacific to the USA. During..
US$45.00
22.5 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Indian fruitsThis original antique lithograph was made in 1890. It is from a work by A. D Frederickson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. This intrepid chap travelled from London eastwards through Arabia, India, the Orient, Japan and the Pacific to the USA. During..
US$45.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Zingiber zerumbetEast Indies,China,SiberiaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils...
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Chervil (Beaked Parley), Horse-Chesnut (food for horses, deer and poultry)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..
US$40.00
22.5 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Indian fruitsThis original antique lithograph was made in 1890. It is from a work by A. D Frederickson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. This intrepid chap travelled from London eastwards through Arabia, India, the Orient, Japan and the Pacific to the USA. During..
US$45.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Fetid Horehound, Horse-radish (condiment to roast beef for centuries)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..
US$40.00
22.5 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Indian fruitsIndiaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1890. It is from a work by A. D Frederickson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. This intrepid chap travelled from London eastwards through Arabia, India, the Orient, Japan and the Pacific to the USA. D..
US$45.00
Alium descendensSwitzerland9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis 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 journa..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Wormwood, Yarrow (or Milfoil)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 description of the medicina..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Walnut, Water Dropwort (poisonous)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 description of the med..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Amomum grandiflorumSierra LeoneThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wr..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Vervain, Toadlfax (disagreeable odour)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 description of the..
US$40.00
Cardamon: Drooping Alpinia (fold Out Print)
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23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Alpinia nutansEast IndiesThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Cuckow Flower (Lady's Smock), Elder (useful wood)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 descrip..
US$40.00
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