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In the bustling streets of a 16th-century town, nestled among the cobblestones and thatched roofs, stood the enchanting shop of an apothecary

Background imageHerbalist Collection: The shop of an apothecary in the 16th century

The shop of an apothecary in the 16th century
LSE4106835 The shop of an apothecary in the 16th century by Unknown Artist, (16th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageHerbalist Collection: The harvest of ripe dates, useful against cold stomach, in 'Tacuinum sanitatis' by Abu I Hasan al

The harvest of ripe dates, useful against cold stomach, in "Tacuinum sanitatis" by Abu I Hasan al Mujtar Ibn
AIS5378755 The harvest of ripe dates, useful against cold stomach, in "Tacuinum sanitatis" by Abu I Hasan al Mujtar Ibn Butlan ()

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Various garden herbs

Various garden herbs
5307938 Various garden herbs.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting various garden herbs: Thyme, Marjoram, Savoury, Hyssop, Pennyroyal and Sages)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Various varieties of Amaranth

Various varieties of Amaranth
5308109 Various varieties of Amaranth.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting various varieties of Amaranth, collectively known as amaranth)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
5307257 Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris.; (add.info.: Plate of Roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: A herbalist (botanical) preparing a plant to dry it in a herbarium Illustration from 'Jean Vigier

A herbalist (botanical) preparing a plant to dry it in a herbarium Illustration from "Jean Vigier
ELD4841401 A herbalist (botanical) preparing a plant to dry it in a herbarium Illustration from "Jean Vigier, le devouement filial" in "Les grands hearts" by Mortagne 1887

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Fountain watercress or watercress (Nasturtium officinale) (Watercress)

Fountain watercress or watercress (Nasturtium officinale) (Watercress) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des
ELD4878468 Fountain watercress or watercress (Nasturtium officinale) (Watercress) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Grande cigue (Conium maculatum) (hemlock) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Grande cigue (Conium maculatum) (hemlock) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by
ELD4878264 Grande cigue (Conium maculatum) (hemlock) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Icelandic lichen (Icelandic moss or Cetraria islandica) (Iceland moss)

Icelandic lichen (Icelandic moss or Cetraria islandica) (Iceland moss) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des
ELD4877105 Icelandic lichen (Icelandic moss or Cetraria islandica) (Iceland moss) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Abecedary illustration : Letter G, 1875 (print)

Abecedary illustration : Letter G, 1875 (print)
DUV4209795 Abecedary illustration : Letter G, 1875 (print); Private Collection; (add.info.: Letter G: Giraffe, Guitarist, Constable, Frog; H:); Photo © Duvallon

Background imageHerbalist Collection: The harvest of the estorax, a tree from Arabia, good against weakness and frigidity of the stomach

The harvest of the estorax, a tree from Arabia, good against weakness and frigidity of the stomach
AIS5378747 The harvest of the estorax, a tree from Arabia, good against weakness and frigidity of the stomach, painted miniature in "De Natura Rerum" by Thomas de Cantimpre (1201-1276)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: John Parkinson's 'Paradisi in Sole' depicting: (1) Caraway, 2: Sweet Potato, 3: Potato

John Parkinson's "Paradisi in Sole" depicting: (1) Caraway, 2: Sweet Potato, 3: Potato
5308549 John Parkinson's "Paradisi in Sole" depicting: (1) Caraway, 2: Sweet Potato, 3: Potato, and 4: Jerusalem Artichoke (engraving); (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Cherry (Anthriscus cerefolium) (chervil) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Cherry (Anthriscus cerefolium) (chervil) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul
ELD4878098 Cherry (Anthriscus cerefolium) (chervil) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Cynoglossum officinale (dog tongue) (houndstongue, houndstooth, dogs tongue)

Cynoglossum officinale (dog tongue) (houndstongue, houndstooth, dogs tongue)
ELD4878071 Cynoglossum officinale (dog tongue) (houndstongue, houndstooth, dogs tongue, gypsy flower) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Burdock (Arctium lappa) (burdock) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales' by

Burdock (Arctium lappa) (burdock) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul
ELD4879513 Burdock (Arctium lappa) (burdock) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Acorus (Acorus calamus) (Sweet Flag or Calamus) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Acorus (Acorus calamus) (Sweet Flag or Calamus) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales"
ELD4879422 Acorus (Acorus calamus) (Sweet Flag or Calamus) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Norwegian angelica

Norwegian angelica
5308110 Norwegian angelica.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Norwegian angelica, commonly known as garden angelica, wild celery, and Angelica archangelica)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Dioic bryone (Bryonia dioica) (red bryony) Botanical board from Atlas colorie des plantes

Dioic bryone (Bryonia dioica) (red bryony) Botanical board from Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul
ELD4878783 Dioic bryone (Bryonia dioica) (red bryony) Botanical board from Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: germandree (Teucrium) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales' by Paul Hariot

germandree (Teucrium) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot
ELD4877834 germandree (Teucrium) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot, 1900 (Botanical plate of medicinal plants) Private collection; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Mercuriale annuel (Mercurialis annua) (annual mercury) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des

Mercuriale annuel (Mercurialis annua) (annual mercury) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes
ELD4877482 Mercuriale annuel (Mercurialis annua) (annual mercury) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: John Parkinson's 'Paradisi in Sole' depicting plants of the Angelica spices, including Rue

John Parkinson's "Paradisi in Sole" depicting plants of the Angelica spices, including Rue
5308548 John Parkinson's "Paradisi in Sole" depicting plants of the Angelica spices, including Rue, 17th century (engraving); (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Plate showing Mandrake and Foxgloves from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

Plate showing Mandrake and Foxgloves from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
5308116 Plate showing Mandrake and Foxgloves from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris'.; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Plate showing Feverfew, Camomile, etc. from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

Plate showing Feverfew, Camomile, etc. from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
5308115 Plate showing Feverfew, Camomile, etc. from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris'.; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: A selection of salad and medicinal herbs

A selection of salad and medicinal herbs
5308111 A selection of salad and medicinal herbs.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a selection of salad and medicinal herbs from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris')

Background imageHerbalist Collection: The different varieties of Liverworts and Geranium

The different varieties of Liverworts and Geranium
5308108 The different varieties of Liverworts and Geranium.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the different varieties of Liverworts (1, 2, 3) and Geranium

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Digitale (Digitalis purpurea) (foxgloves) Botanical sheet from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Digitale (Digitalis purpurea) (foxgloves) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by
ELD4878670 Digitale (Digitalis purpurea) (foxgloves) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Bluet (Bluet) (Centaurea cyanus) (cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower)

Bluet (Bluet) (Centaurea cyanus) (cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower)
ELD4879470 Bluet (Bluet) (Centaurea cyanus) (cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurtsickle or cyani flower)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (Trigonelle or Senegrain) (Fenugreek)

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (Trigonelle or Senegrain) (Fenugreek)
ELD4878494 Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (Trigonelle or Senegrain) (Fenugreek) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Herb (Lonicera sempervirens) (Honeysuckle) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Herb (Lonicera sempervirens) (Honeysuckle) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by
ELD4878334 Herb (Lonicera sempervirens) (Honeysuckle) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales' by Paul Hariot

Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot
ELD4878295 Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot, 1900 (Botanical plate of medicinal plants) Private collection; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Globularia Botanical Plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales' by Paul Hariot

Globularia Botanical Plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot
ELD4877365 Globularia Botanical Plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot, 1900 (Botanical plate of medicinal plants) Private collection; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Jujubier et jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) Botanical sheet from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales'

Jujubier et jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul
ELD4877141 Jujubier et jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Garance (Rubia tinctorum) (common madder or dyer's madder) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des

Garance (Rubia tinctorum) (common madder or dyer's madder) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes
ELD4877881 Garance (Rubia tinctorum) (common madder or dyer's madder) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century

A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century
FGL5472742 A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century.; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
5307259 Plate of roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris.; (add.info.: Plate of Roses from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Plate showing various herbs from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

Plate showing various herbs from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
5307935 Plate showing various herbs from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris'.; (add.info.: Plate showing various herbs from John Parkinson's Paradisi in Sole Paradisus)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: centauree (Centaurea) (centaury, centory, starthistles or knapweeds)

centauree (Centaurea) (centaury, centory, starthistles or knapweeds) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des
ELD4878156 centauree (Centaurea) (centaury, centory, starthistles or knapweeds) Botanical sheet from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Fumeterre (Fumaria) (fumitory or fumewort) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Fumeterre (Fumaria) (fumitory or fumewort) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by
ELD4877937 Fumeterre (Fumaria) (fumitory or fumewort) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Daphne garou (Daphne gnidium) (Thymele or Saint-Bois) (flax-leaved daphne)

Daphne garou (Daphne gnidium) (Thymele or Saint-Bois) (flax-leaved daphne)
ELD4877861 Daphne garou (Daphne gnidium) (Thymele or Saint-Bois) (flax-leaved daphne) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Spotted Gulet (Arum maculatum or Chandelle, Veal's, Mantle of the Holy Virgin)

Spotted Gulet (Arum maculatum or Chandelle, Veal's, Mantle of the Holy Virgin, Pilette or Vachotte) (snakeshead)
ELD4878048 Spotted Gulet (Arum maculatum or Chandelle, Veal's, Mantle of the Holy Virgin, Pilette or Vachotte) (snakeshead, adder's root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lord-and-ladies)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Marrube blanc (Marrubium vulgare) (white horehound) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes

Marrube blanc (Marrubium vulgare) (white horehound) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes
ELD4877191 Marrube blanc (Marrubium vulgare) (white horehound) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Grand Chelidoine (Chelidonium majus) (greater celandine, tetterwort)

Grand Chelidoine (Chelidonium majus) (greater celandine, tetterwort) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des
ELD4878206 Grand Chelidoine (Chelidonium majus) (greater celandine, tetterwort) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Bouillon-blanc ou molene broth blanc) (Verbasum or mullein) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie

Bouillon-blanc ou molene broth blanc) (Verbasum or mullein) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes
ELD4878971 Bouillon-blanc ou molene broth blanc) (Verbasum or mullein) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Flowers of Eucalyptus globulus (Buds, capsules, flowers and foliage of eucalyptus globulus)

Flowers of Eucalyptus globulus (Buds, capsules, flowers and foliage of eucalyptus globulus)
ELD4878372 Flowers of Eucalyptus globulus (Buds, capsules, flowers and foliage of eucalyptus globulus) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Grand comfrey (Symphytum officinale) (common comfrey or true comfrey or consound)

Grand comfrey (Symphytum officinale) (common comfrey or true comfrey or consound)
ELD4878414 Grand comfrey (Symphytum officinale) (common comfrey or true comfrey or consound) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Frene (Fraxinus) Botanical plate from 'Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales' by Paul Hariot

Frene (Fraxinus) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot
ELD4878005 Frene (Fraxinus) Botanical plate from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot, 1900 (Botanical plate of medicinal plants) Private collection; (add.info)

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Gentiane jaune (Gentiana lutea) (great yellow gentian or bitter root, bitterwort)

Gentiane jaune (Gentiana lutea) (great yellow gentian or bitter root, bitterwort)
ELD4877955 Gentiane jaune (Gentiana lutea) (great yellow gentian or bitter root, bitterwort, centiyane) Botanical board from "Atlas colorie des plantes medicinales" by Paul Hariot

Background imageHerbalist Collection: Anonymous painting representing a herbalist in his workshop in the 17th century

Anonymous painting representing a herbalist in his workshop in the 17th century. Palazzo Poggi, Bologna
VEN5027931 Anonymous painting representing a herbalist in his workshop in the 17th century. Palazzo Poggi, Bologna.; (add.info)



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In the bustling streets of a 16th-century town, nestled among the cobblestones and thatched roofs, stood the enchanting shop of an apothecary. This humble abode was adorned with shelves upon shelves of jars filled with mysterious herbs and potions, each holding the promise of healing and vitality. One name echoed through time as synonymous with herbal wisdom - Nicholas Culpeper, the renowned English physician who dedicated his life to unlocking nature's secrets. His knowledge transcended borders and generations, leaving an indelible mark on herbalism. Even in high society circles, hobbies took a botanical turn as aristocrats embarked on excursions to establish their own herbariums. These noble individuals sought out valuable plant specimens from far-flung lands like Rengade in 1887. Such collections were treasured possessions that showcased both wealth and a deep appreciation for nature's bounty. The allure of herbalism extended beyond physical artifacts; it found its way into literature as well. In an enchanting engraving titled "Alphabet, " we find ourselves immersed in a world where words dance alongside images of natural wonders. Among them are references to the letter H: Heron, Hallebardier, Herbalist - all intertwined within this artistic tapestry celebrating knowledge and beauty. Delving further back in history reveals ancient manuscripts like Dioscorides Pedanius' Tractatus de Herbis from 1458. Written on vellum pages delicately crafted by skilled hands, these texts served as guides for aspiring herbalists seeking guidance from centuries past. A glimpse into everyday life during those times takes us inside an apothecary's shop itself - vibrant frescoes depicting bustling scenes where customers sought remedies for ailments both common and rare. The air would have been thick with fragrant scents while knowledgeable apothecaries skillfully measured out ingredients for their patrons' prescriptions. As we journey across continents to Iran, we encounter a stunning illustration from a 19th-century book.