Germany. 1735- 1745.
Engraving with mezzotint, printed in color with additional handcolor, plate mark 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 15 3/4 x 10 inches. Very good clean condition with 1 inch abrasion of paper at lower left corner (just entering plate mark). Plate No. 158 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 #43617