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This is an antique engraving of different kinds of food/agricultural plants, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, published in the 1890s.
Intricately detailed, this print shows:
1. Dioscorea Batatas - Nagaimo, Yamaimo, Chinese yam, Japanese mountain yam, 2. Maranta arundinacea - Arrowroot, 3. Lathyrus tuberosus - Tuberous Pea, Earthnut Pea or Aardaker, 4. Ipomoea batatas - Sweet potato, 5. Manihot utilissima - Cassava, Yuca or Manioc, 6. Metroxylon Rumphii - Sago palm, 7. Cycas revoluta - Sago cycad, 8. Colocasia esculenta - Taro or Eddoe

Important: only the first three photos are of the print for sale, the others are of 'related' prints of more agricultural plants. Get yourself a great set for your walls!

To see what a botanical engraving like this would look like matted and framed, please click the following link (and then go to the last photo for that listing):


- page size is 12" x 9,6" (24,5 x 30,5 cm), image itself a little smaller

- condition: excellent for its age with some yellowing only (some imperfections to be expected due to its age of 110+ years)

- back: blank

- botanical names in German and Latin, plant parts in German only

For more plant engravings and lithographs, please click here:

On request I can include the title page of the book with publication date and name of publisher, just let me know!

Sweet potato print peanut taro and other food / agricultural plants print : Antique 1890s engraving book plate

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink, antique book, paper ephemera
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  • Ships worldwide from United States