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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.

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

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Natural history of various species

Accounts from several different European explorers

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.

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…

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…

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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.

Snuff Bottle Side 1
This snuff bottle composed of bamboo explores the relationship between nature and daily life in Chinese culture during the Qing Dynasty

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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.…
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