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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.

"Natural and Moral History of the Indies" subtitled "Intreating of the Remarkable Things of Heaven, of the Elements, Mettalls, Plants and Beasts which are proper to that Country: Together with the Manners, Ceremonies, Lawes, Governments, and Warres…

José de Acosta, a Spanish Jesuit and naturalist, discusses the use of chili peppers in the West Indies. The chapter focuses on the varieties of chili peppers, their medicinal properties, and the ways in which indigenous peoples used them.

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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.

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

Around 1560, Georg Bocskay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created the Model Book of Calligraphy to exhibit his skill and mastery of writing styles. Thirty years later, Joris Hoefnagel was commissioned to illuminate Bocskay's text.…

A botanical engraving of solanum melongena from Johan Wilhelm Weinmann's "Phytanthoza iconographia." At center, solanum melongena with leaves, two flowers, and two round purple fruits. Below, botanical classifications.


Anise and its medicinal uses, growth tendencies, applications, and benefits.

Within in an account of the people and environement of the island La Espanola, an Illustration showing four trees, labelled mamei, guaiaua, guanauana, and platano
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