Sunday, January 3, 2010

Great hops(humulus lupulus) illustration plates from very old botany books

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I plan eventually to make my own. until then here is the source material
i am accumulating. A great set of images to inspire your beer labels.

The first is from google books medical botany or illustrations and descriptions. The text of this book is quite interesting and worth reading. info on lupulin extraction and the role of hops in beer and other medical uses.

hops illustration from flora von deutschland
From a german botany book from 1885. Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz by Otto Wilhelm Thomé

humulus lupulus illustration plate from kholers medizinal pflanzen
Kholer's Medizinal Pflanzen.
if you click around this place will sell prints of the images of all the medicinal plants. Tempting but not ready to drop the $40 yet.

Thanks to the help from ubc botanical forums peoples in finding these on the big web.

 Uncertain of the source of this one. Found it on this page.

"National Geographic Society, 1915-1924...elegant and articulate representations of 175 medicinal plants found in North America." Many more Scanned and posted here.

One more with unknown source. posted in Aaron Rossells flicker.
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  1. Here's one I found a while ago - don't remember where to credit but I uploaded it to my flickr:

  2. Thanks. Do you mind if I post it here and link to your flicker? It looks like a very old one. Is it only two colors?

  3. Oh yeah, that's fine-- it's not my image right anyway.

  4. I'm a fan of this one myself


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