UMedia hosts a digital collection titled Botanical Images from the Collections of University Libraries.  It contains scans from three different University of Minnesota Libraries: The Andersen Horticultural Library, a research library housed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; Magrath Library, located on the University's St. Paul Campus, a human ecology, agriculture and plant sciences library; and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, housed in the Bio-Medical Library complex.  

Most of the scanned images in this digital collection are from woodcut herbals dating from 1491 to 1633 A.D.

Fragaria sp.
New Kreuterbuch
by Pietro Andrea Mattioli 1567

 

 

 

Plantago sp.
Herbal and Booke of the Bath
by William Turner 1568