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Illustration of Man Carrying Koji.jpg
An image produced in the late 17th century that gives insight into the nuances of the process, tools used, and care given in Koji Production. Koji is a type of unrefined soy sauce that is treated with microorganisms in order to produce fermentation.

Titelblatt_Baldaeus - Copy.jpg
The title page of the book "Beschreibung der Ostindischen Kusten Malabar und Coromandel" depicting native peoples, animals, and resources.

Book of woodblock prints (46 leaves) in ink on paper, colours added by brush, showing the processes involved in rice growing and sericulture (winnowing, stacking of sheaves in a rick, etc.) taken from the 'Yuzhi Gengzhi tu'. Preface by the Emperor…

drake manuscript.jpg
This source image displays red, green, and yellow peppers with a description of each in relation to the lives of the native peoples of the West Indies.

This work describes tomatoes, how they are grown, where they are grown and their qualities as a food.

The first representation of a tomato in Europe was found in Pietro Mattioli's Discorsi on Dioscorides' Materia Medica. This book was first published in 1544. This specific image, however, is from a later edition of this book published in German in…

This page specifically describes the author's account of the foods grown in Granada, a region in Spain.

Inspired by the work of botanist Leonhart Fuchs, Flemish physician and botanist Rembert Dodoens published his own herbal titled Cruijdeboeck with 715 woodcut images in 1554. This image is Dodoens' representation of the red variety of the tomato.…

Antonio Pigafetta, Malucca Islands Map, Beinecke Manuscript.jpg
Illustration of the Clove tree on a map of the Molucca Islands. The map originally appeared in the Beinecke manuscript with other illustrated maps of the Spice Islands.

This source is a later Italian edition (the original was published in 1544) of Pietro Andrea Mattioli's herbal, Di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo libri cinque della historia, et Materia Medicinale trodotti in lingua volgare Italiana.This 1555 edition…
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