Germany. No date. 1735- 1745.
Engraving with mezzotint, printed in color with additional handcolor, image size 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 15 x 9 1/2 inches. Tight upper left margin, very good condition. Two flowering bean plants, plate No. 149 from Johann Wilhelm Weinmann " Phytanthoza Iconographia ", printed on thick laid paper. Dunthorne (#327) notes that plates from this work represent "some of the earliest examples of color printing from a single plate", many of them printed by a combination of line engraving and mezzotint. Item #43571