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Background imageSpice Collection: Plants bearing fruits and seeds

Plants bearing fruits and seeds
Plants bearing berries and seeds including guava, membrillo, brazil nut, mistletoe, spotted laurel, cannonball tree, cactus, eucalyptus, myrtle, clove, caraway, coriander, hemlock, cumin, etc

Background imageSpice Collection: Myristica sp. nutmeg

Myristica sp. nutmeg
Plate 73 from Botanicum Medicinale (1759) by Timothy Sheldrake. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageSpice Collection: Nyrustuca moschata, nutmeg

Nyrustuca moschata, nutmeg
Illustration by Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928). Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageSpice Collection: Sesame, Sesamum indicum

Sesame, Sesamum indicum. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Grains of Selim tree, Xylopia aethiopica

Grains of Selim tree, Xylopia aethiopica
Grains of Selim, Xylopia aethiopica, Habzelia aethiopica, Habzeli d Ethiopie. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A

Background imageSpice Collection: Capsicum frutesceus, common chilli

Capsicum frutesceus, common chilli
Illustration by by Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928). Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageSpice Collection: Crocus sativa, saffron

Crocus sativa, saffron
Plate 93 from Botanicum Medicinale (1759) by Timothy Sheldrake. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageSpice Collection: Caravan to Peshawar

Caravan to Peshawar
Camel caravan to Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, close to the border between (what is now) Pakistan and Afghanistan

Background imageSpice Collection: White mustard, Sinapis alba

White mustard, Sinapis alba. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Mace and nutmeg, Myristica fragrans

Mace and nutmeg, Myristica fragrans (Myristica officinalis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageSpice Collection: True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum (Laurus cinnamomum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr

Background imageSpice Collection: Man and woman of Cochin China (Vietnam) 1818

Man and woman of Cochin China (Vietnam) 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background imageSpice Collection: Red mangrove, Rhozophora mangle

Red mangrove, Rhozophora mangle, Rizofora dei paduli. Mangle. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageSpice Collection: Bay laurel or sweet bay tree, Laurus nobilis

Bay laurel or sweet bay tree, Laurus nobilis. Chromolithograph by E. Gunther after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany

Background imageSpice Collection: Tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica

Tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica, Tamarinier. Handcoloured steel engraving by Debray after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageSpice Collection: Japan - Spice Dealer

Japan - Spice Dealer
Spice Dealer, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSpice Collection: Advert, Goodall Backhouse & Co Ltd, Leeds

Advert, Goodall Backhouse & Co Ltd, Leeds
Advert, food products from Goodall Backhouse & Co Ltd, Leeds, Yorkshire, including egg substitute powder as eggs were scarce during the war. Date: 1942

Background imageSpice Collection: The Birth of the Year, Evelyn Spice film

The Birth of the Year, Evelyn Spice film
Zoo shots from the film The Birth of the Year, dealing with young life, directed by Evelyn Spice, produced by Stuart Legg, from Strand Films, an English documentary film company

Background imageSpice Collection: Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white

Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white and blue by Jane Gozzet at Spice No.1 accompanied by patriotic bead and pearl earrings from Harrods

Background imageSpice Collection: American mahogany, Swietenia mahagoni

American mahogany, Swietenia mahagoni
American mahogany or Cuban mahogany, Swietenia mahagoni. Critically endangered. Maogano or Magogano d America. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario

Background imageSpice Collection: Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica

Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica, with leaves and pod. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years Expedition

Background imageSpice Collection: Fennel from Sowerbys English Botany, London

Fennel from Sowerbys English Botany, London
Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, Handcoloured copperplate engraving from a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1803

Background imageSpice Collection: Fruits, nuts and seeds

Fruits, nuts and seeds
Fruit, nuts and seeds including cannabis, fig, mulberry, beech, seagrape, rhubarb, buckwheat, laurel, nutmeg, mace, jabillo, castor oil, euphorbia, etc

Background imageSpice Collection: Common chicory, Cichorium intybus

Common chicory, Cichorium intybus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageSpice Collection: True cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum (Laurus cinnamomum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke after George Loddiges from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, 1817

Background imageSpice Collection: Curry tree or curry leaf tree, Murraya koenigii

Curry tree or curry leaf tree, Murraya koenigii (Bergera koenigii). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke after Thomas Shotter Boys from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, 1825

Background imageSpice Collection: True cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants

Background imageSpice Collection: Chinese cinnamon, Cinnamomom cassia

Chinese cinnamon, Cinnamomom cassia. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Camphor tree, Cinnamomom camphora

Camphor tree, Cinnamomom camphora. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Cubeb or Java pepper, Piper cubeba

Cubeb or Java pepper, Piper cubeba (Cubeba officinalis). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Spiked pepper or matico, Piper aduncum

Spiked pepper or matico, Piper aduncum (Piper angustifolium). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany

Background imageSpice Collection: Green cardamon or true cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum

Green cardamon or true cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Clove, Caryophyllus aromaticus

Clove, Caryophyllus aromaticus. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Caraway or Persian cumin, Carum carvi

Caraway or Persian cumin, Carum carvi. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageSpice Collection: Turmeric or ukon, Curcuma longa

Turmeric or ukon, Curcuma longa, Curcuma. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lagesse after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageSpice Collection: Jack-by-the-hedge, Alliaria petiolata

Jack-by-the-hedge, Alliaria petiolata
Jack-by-the-hedge or garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolata, Alliaria officinalis, Alliaire officinale. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert

Background imageSpice Collection: Clove tree, Syzygium aromaticum

Clove tree, Syzygium aromaticum, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Giroflier. Handcoloured steel engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageSpice Collection: Greater galangal or Thai galangal, Alpinia galanga

Greater galangal or Thai galangal, Alpinia galanga, Galanga. Handcoloured steel engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageSpice Collection: Nutmeg and mace tree, Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg and mace tree, Myristica fragrans (Nux moschata). Handcoloured lithograph by A.M. Traice after an illustration by A.W. from Edward Hamiltons Flora Homeopathica, Bailliere, London, 1852

Background imageSpice Collection: Plants of Sumatra including clove, mangosteen

Plants of Sumatra including clove, mangosteen
Plants of Sumatra including clove 1, mangosteen 3, rambutan 4 and black pepper 5. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageSpice Collection: True cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum (Laurus cinnamomum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany

Background imageSpice Collection: Saffron or autumnal crocus, Crocus officinalis

Saffron or autumnal crocus, Crocus officinalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman

Background imageSpice Collection: True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum (Laurus cinnamomum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell from Samuel Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1818

Background imageSpice Collection: Caper bush or caper shrub, Capparis spinosa

Caper bush or caper shrub, Capparis spinosa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1795

Background imageSpice Collection: Perilla, shiso or jasoyup, Perilla frutescens

Perilla, shiso or jasoyup, Perilla frutescens (Balm-leaved perilla, Perilla ocymoides). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by John Curtis from William Curtis

Background imageSpice Collection: Tamarind and pistachio nut

Tamarind and pistachio nut
Tamarind, Tamarindus indica, and pistachio nut, Pistacia vera. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1792

Background imageSpice Collection: Garcinia cambogia and turmeric

Garcinia cambogia and turmeric
Brindleberry or garcinia cambogia, Garcinia gummi-gutta, and turmeric, Curcuma longa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageSpice Collection: Cardamon and caper plants

Cardamon and caper plants
Cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum 1, and caper bush, Capparis spinosa 2. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1792



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