Circa 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm WeinmannCirca 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann

A scarce botanical mezzotint engraving of the plant species "Caryophyllus gramineus humilis" (carnation), plate No. 330, from Phytanthoza Iconographia, 1737-1745, considered the first important botanical work to use color engraving prints. The work is known for the accuracy and beauty of the prints, which can now bring impressive sums at Sotheby's and Christie's auctions in London. The prints were created by German apothecary and botanist JOHANN WILHELM WEINMANN (1683-1741), now best known precisely for this eight volume folio. Prints were issued in color but were also hand finished at the time of publication. The flowers can fool the eye, appearing almost as an original watercolor and gouache work. This example has not been examined out of the frame but condition appears to be excellent. Measurements inside the mat are 12 3/4" by 8 1/2" (20 1/4" by 16" framed).

Item ID: JB05165

Circa 1740 scarce desirable hand colored botanical print by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann

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