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Windsor Beans

Windsor Bean_Illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 7, pl. 24.
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Turnips

turnip_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 4, pl. 39.
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Watermelon

Watermelon_Illustration

A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engravedby Elizabeth Blackwell, 2 vols. (London, 1751), vol. 1, pl. 157.
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Tomatoes

tomato illustration

Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum, id est, Elisabethae Blackwell collectio stirpium, 6 vols. (Nürnberg, 1750-73), pl. 133.
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Strawberries

strawberry_illustration

Pomona Britannica: or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits … with the Blossoms and Leaves (London, 1801).
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Squashes

squash_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 1, pl. 68

“…the seeds which I sent you were of the Cymling (cucurbita vernucosa) & Squash (cucurbita melo-pepo) the latter grows with erect stems; the former trails on the ground altogether. the Squash is the best tasted.” –Jefferson to Philip Mazzei, 17 March 1801.

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Spinach

spinach_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 8, pl. 77. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
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Snaps

snaps_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 7, pl. 44.
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Salsafia

salsify_illustration

John Curtis, British Entomology: Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects Found in Great Britain and Ireland: … and in Many Instances of the Plants upon Which They Are Found, 16 vols. (London, 1823-40), vol. 3, pl. 433.
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Raspberries

raspberry_illustration

Traité des arbres et arbustes que l’on cultive en France en pleine terre, 7 vols. (Paris, 1801-19), vol. 6, no. 23.
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Radishes

radish_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 4, pl. 42.
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Peas

pea_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 7, pl. 18.

“I put away this disgusting dish of old fragments, and talk to you of my peas and clover.” –Jefferson to George Washington, 19 June 1796.

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Parsley

parsley_illustration

A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engraved … by Elizabeth Blackwell, Vol. 1 (London, 1739), pl. 172
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Melons

melon_illustration

A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engraved … by Elizabeth Blackwell, 2 vols. (London, 1751), vol. 2, pl. 329.
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Grapes

grape_illustration

Pomona Italiana: Trattato degli alberi fruttiferi conteneate la Descrizione delle megliori varietáa dei Frutte coltivati in Italia, accompagnato da Figure disegnate, e colorite sul vero, 5 vols. (Pisa, 1817-39), vol. 2, pl. 54.
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Eggplant

eggplant_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 2, pl. 65.
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Cucumbers

cucumber_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 1, pl. 63.
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Corn

corn_illustration

Plantarum indigenarum et exoticarum icones ad vivum coloratae oder Sammlung nach der Natur gemalter Abbildungen inn- und ausländischer Pflanzen, für Liebhaber und Beflissene der Botanik [… or Collection of pictures of domestic and foreign plants painted from nature, for botany enthusiasts and those who are committed to it], 7 vols. (Vienna and Leipzig, 1791), vol. 4, p. 545. CC BY-NC-SA.

“I cultivate in my own garden here Indian corn for the use of my own table, to eat green in our manner. But the species I am able to get here for seed, is hard, with a thick skin, and dry. I had at Monticello a species of small white rare ripe corn which we called Homony-corn, and of which we used to make about 20. barrels a year for table use, green, in homony, and in bread. Great George will know well what kind I mean.” –Jefferson to Nicholas Lewis, 17 September 1787.

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Cauliflower

cauliflower_illustration

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, 4 vols. (Regensburg, 1737-45), vol. 1, no. 256.
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Carrots

carrot_illustration

Johann Simon Kerner, ed., Abbildung aller ökonomischen Pflanzen [Illustration of All Economic Plants], 8 vols. (Stuttgart, 1791), vol. 4, pl. 319.
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Cabbage

cabbage_illustration

Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 4, pl. 24.
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Beets

beet_illustration

A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engraved … by Elizabeth Blackwell, 2 vols. (London, 1751), vol. 1, pl. 235
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Asparagus

asparagus_illustration

Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum, id est, Elisabethae Blackwell collectio stirpium, 6 vols. (Nürnberg, 1750-73), vol. 4, pl. 332.

“A small Parcell of Coopers Pale green Asparagus Seed, which has long commanded the Philadelphia market—The head is large in proportion to its stem & very tender. the whole of this Seed is gathered from one beautiful Stalk in my garden” –Timothy Matlack to Jefferson, 25 February 1807. 

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Artichokes

artichoke_illustration

A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engraved … by Elizabeth Blackwell, Vol. 2 (London, 1739), pl. 458

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Corn Salad

corn_salad_illustration

Amédée Masclef, Atlas des plantes de France utiles, nuisibles et ornementales, 3 vols. (Paris, 1891), vol. 2, p. 157.
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Cress

cress illustration

Robert Wight, Illustrations of Indian Botany, 2 vols. (Madras 1840-50), vol. 1, p. 12.
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Endive

endive_illustration

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, 4 vols. (Regensburg, 1737-45), vol. 2, pl. 477.
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Lettuce

lettuce_illustration

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, 4 vols. (Regensburg, 1737-45), vol. 4, p. 619.
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Broccoli

illustration of broccoliLe Nouveau jardinier illustré, (Paris, 17876) pl. 234.
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Celery

illustration of celery
Hortus Romanus juxta systems Tournefortianum paulo, 8 vols. (Rome, 1772-93), vol. 5, pl. 67.
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Currants

illustration of currants
Gartenflora; zeitschrift für garten und blumenkunde, 71 vols. (Erlangen, Germany, 1852-1922), v. 16, pl. 562.
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Lima Beans

illustration of Lima Beans
Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph, Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis, 3 vols. (Vienna, 1770-1771), v.1, pl. 66.
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Mushrooms

Bulliard, Pierre, Herbier de la France, 13 vols. (Paris, 1790-1798), v.11, pl. 514.
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Parsnips

illustration of parsnips
A Curious Herbal: Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick. Engraved … by Elizabeth Blackwell, 2 vol. (London, 1739),vol. 2, pl. 379.
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Potato, Irish

illustration of potato plant
Amédée Masclef, Atlas des plantes de France utiles, nuisibles et ornementales, 3 vols. (Paris, 1891), vol. 3, pl. 236.
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Sorrel

illustration of sorrel
Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, 4 vols. (Regensburg, 1737-45), vol. 1, pl. 19.
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Sprouts, Brussels

Oscar Réveil, Le Règne végétal; Horticulture: Jardin Potager, 2 vols. (Paris, 1872), vol. 2, pl. 11.
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