Germany. No date. 1735- 1745.
Engraving with mezzotint, printed in color with additional handcolor, image size 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches on sheet 15 x 9 1/2 inches. Mended 1/2 inch tear to mid left edge (outside plate area), soft crease to upper and lower left corner, very good condition. Two palm tree fruits, plate No. 781 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. The initial H at lower right indicates the artist engraver Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767). Item #45810