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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.

22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Onion, ParsleyThis 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 plants found ..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Sea Samphire, Spignel or Bald Money, Common Hares Ear and Common AlexanderThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early scie..
US$40.00
Chamomile flowers
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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
26.5 x 19.0 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Phaseolus diversifoliusThis 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 T..
US$45.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Black Currant and Common GooseberrryThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hus..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Watercress, Water DockThis 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 plant..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Comfrey, Caraway (spicy seeds)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 medicin..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).This is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist of ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Black Bryony, Butchers Broom (used by butchers to sweep their blocks)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 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Hedge Mustard (herb) , Hedge Nettle (dead Nettle)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
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Golden Rod (yields a yellow dye), Ground Ivy (was used to preserve malt liquors)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 ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Cummin (Cumin - spice) Cleavers or GoosegrassThis 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..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Bugle and MotherwortThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading ..
US$50.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Daisy, DarnelThis 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 plants found i..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Arctic or Dwarf Crimson Bramble and CloudberryThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together wi..
US$50.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Liquorice (used since Roman times), Lily of the ValleyThis 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..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Bistort (roots have high proportions of tannin), BearsfootThis 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 accurat..
US$40.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Smilax macrophyllaIndiaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye to intrin..
US$50.00
Oak, Orchis
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Pine, Plantain (sweet roots)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..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).This is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist of ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Birch (emblem of authority in Roman times), Biting PersicariaThis 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 accu..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Ivy, Houndstongue (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 medicina..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Mezereon (the berries were used as a rouge for women), MugwortThis 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
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Spurge Laurel (poisonous berries), Stonecrop (Wall Stonecrop)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 accu..
US$40.00
22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Kaempfeiria rotundaEast IndiesThis 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 the conser..
US$55.00
22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Ribes sanguineumNorth West AmericaThis 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 the co..
US$75.00
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$40.00
Apricot
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Apricot Peche (Armeniaca vulgaris)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 hi..
US$50.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Avena sativa and Triticum SativumThis 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 ..
US$45.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Fagopirum vulgareThis 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 g..
US$45.00
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