December 13 2023, Wednesday

The oldest illustrations of tomatoes date back to the early 1550s in Germany. However, it was the Flemish botanist Rembert Dodoens who published the first image of a tomato in 1553. In the picture – two of the first European illustrations of tomato. (A) Dodoens, p.428, 1553. (B) Fuchs, unpublished, codex 11 122, 2 (3), p.161, illustration by Albrecht Meyer, dated 1549–1556 (Baumann et al., 2001).

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