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Hand Atlas Collection

"Exploring the World in Your Hands

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Coffee plant, Coffea arabica

Coffee plant, Coffea arabica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Kirchner from Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher medicinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Frankincense or olibanum tree, Boswellia sacra

Frankincense or olibanum tree, Boswellia sacra (Boswellia carterii Birdwood). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna

Deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Saffron crocus, Crocus sativa

Saffron crocus, Crocus sativa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas 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 imageHand Atlas Collection: Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens

Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Wood avens, Geum urbanum

Wood avens, Geum urbanum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas 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 imageHand Atlas Collection: Garlic, Allium sativum

Garlic, Allium sativum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor

Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Cacao or cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao

Cacao or cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Garden sage, Salvia officinalis

Garden sage, Salvia officinalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Calabar bean or ordeal bean, Physostigma venenosum

Calabar bean or ordeal bean, Physostigma venenosum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Logwood or bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum

Logwood or bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Rice, Oryza sativa

Rice, Oryza sativa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena, 1876

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: A Map of Japan, 1769 (colour engraving)

A Map of Japan, 1769 (colour engraving)
985940 A Map of Japan, 1769 (colour engraving) by German School, (18th century); 42.5x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Map of Japan)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Barley, Hordeum vulgare

Barley, Hordeum vulgare. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Couch grass, Elymus repens

Couch grass, Elymus repens (Agropyrum repens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Bearded iris, Iris germanica

Bearded iris, Iris germanica (Iris florentina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea

Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum

Green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum (Alpinia cardamom). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Thai galangal or blue ginger, Alpinia galanga

Thai galangal or blue ginger, Alpinia galanga. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric, Curcuma longa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Kirchner from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Ginger, Zingiber officinale

Ginger, Zingiber officinale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Mexican vanilla orchid, Vanilla mexicana

Mexican vanilla orchid, Vanilla mexicana (Vanilla aromatica). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Euphrasia or eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis

Euphrasia or eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis var. grandiflora. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Green-winged orchid, Anacamptis morio

Green-winged orchid, Anacamptis morio (Orchis morio). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Feathershank, Schoenocaulon officinale

Feathershank, Schoenocaulon officinale (Veratrum sabadilla). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Fynbos aloe, Aloe succotrina

Fynbos aloe, Aloe succotrina (Aloe soccotorina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Sea squill, Drimia maritima

Sea squill, Drimia maritima (Scilla maritima). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Cat greenbriar or catbriar, Smilax glauca

Cat greenbriar or catbriar, Smilax glauca (Smilax sarsaparilla). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia

Herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Sweet flag or calamus, Acorus calamus

Sweet flag or calamus, Acorus calamus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Olive, Olea europaea

Olive, Olea europaea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Arum lily, Arum maculatum

Arum lily, Arum maculatum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Coconut tree, Cocos nucifera

Coconut tree, Cocos nucifera. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Dragons blood palm, Daemonorops draco

Dragons blood palm, Daemonorops draco (Calamus draco). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Sago palm, Metroxylon sagu

Sago palm, Metroxylon sagu (Metroxylon rumphii). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: European wild ginger or hazelwort, Asarum europaeum

European wild ginger or hazelwort, Asarum europaeum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: European birthwort, Aristolochia clematitis

European birthwort, Aristolochia clematitis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Black pepper, Piper nigrum

Black pepper, Piper nigrum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Silver poplar, Populus alba

Silver poplar, Populus alba. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Bay willow, Salix pentandra

Bay willow, Salix pentandra. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Downy birch or white birch, Betula alba

Downy birch or white birch, Betula alba. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Coriander or cilantro, Coriandrum sativum

Coriander or cilantro, Coriandrum sativum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Aleppo oak, Quercus infectoria

Aleppo oak, Quercus infectoria. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Persian walnut or English walnut, Juglans regia

Persian walnut or English walnut, Juglans regia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHand Atlas Collection: Wych elm or Scots elm, Ulmus glabra

Wych elm or Scots elm, Ulmus glabra (Ulmus campestris). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse



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"Exploring the World in Your Hands: A Journey through the Hand Atlas" Discover the hidden treasures of nature with a hand atlas that unveils the secrets of plants like never before. From the lush coffee plantations to your morning cup, delve into the fascinating world of Coffea arabica and its aromatic beans. Beware. Unveil the mystique surrounding Deadly Nightshade, Atropa belladonna, known for its toxic properties throughout history. Spice up your knowledge as you unravel the story behind mace and nutmeg from Myristica fragrans - two flavors that have enchanted palates for centuries. Unlock ancient wisdom with Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens, renowned for its medicinal uses since ancient times. Immerse yourself in spirituality by exploring Boswellia sacra -the Frankincense or olibanum tree- revered for its sacred fragrance across cultures. Embark on a journey to uncover saffron's golden allure; learn about Crocus sativa and how it has mesmerized civilizations with its vibrant hue and delicate flavor. Meet Wood Avens, Geum urbanum - an unassuming plant that holds surprising healing powers within its roots and leaves. Embrace garlic's pungent charm as Allium sativum reveals itself as not just a culinary delight but also a potent natural remedy against various ailments. Dive into history with Cinnamomum verum -the true cinnamon tree- tracing back centuries when this exotic spice was worth more than gold itself. Explore Japan's rich cultural heritage through an enchanting 1769 color engraving map featured in our hand atlas – witness history come alive. Discover barley’s humble beginnings as Hordeum vulgare takes center stage in agriculture – from brewing beer to nourishing bread-making traditions worldwide 13.