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Flyer advertising exotic fruits import, XVII century
Year 1646, advertising flyer of fruits company, vintage engraving
Potato, solanum tuberosum, botanical vintage engraving
Potatoes, well known edible tubers, were introduced from the Andes region approximately four centuries ago. Herbaceous perennial, Solanum tuberosum is the widely cultivated species
Kitchen and recipes of the past: salad, artichoke in section, little birds in pastry
Collage of engravings of little venison, vegetables and table presentations and articholes in section.
Botanical illustration: : Cinchona officinalis
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of the Cinchona plant: a medicinal plant, source for quinine, native of Andean forest. Cinchona has opposite lanceolate leaves, the flowers are small in panicles and the fruit is a capsule with seeds.
Botanical illustration: Coffea plant with coffee beans
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Coffea (coffee plant) : leaves, flowers and berries containing 2 coffee beans each.
Botanical illustration: Convolvulus flowering plant
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Convolvulus flowering plant: leaves spirally arranged and trumpet-shaped flowers
Botanical illustration: Misletoe shrub
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Misletoe hemi-parasitic plant : leaves in opposite pairs, flowers and white-yellow berries containing a very sticky fruit pulp. Reportedly dangerous to young men on New Year’s Eve. Very popular in Asterix times.