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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.

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 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…

Taro Illustration
This item is a scientific illustration from the late 18th century of the taro root. It is from a catalog of plants by Buc'hoz.

Accounts from several different European explorers

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Natural history of various species

This ceramic vessel from the Moche Civilization of South America features a spout and a figure with a peanut-shaped body

A still life oil painting of various types of fruits resting on a stone ledge. Several of the fruits, including the pumpkin, are split open to show their seeds.

Buy_my_4_Ropes_of_Hard_Onyons (1).jpg
A man selling onions in the way they were sold in London at this time: hanging in long rows from a pole

An onion-seller hoists a pole over his right shoulder, from which hang four ropes of hard onions. This profession was common in London at the time this image was created.
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