a. Auricula ursi Borraginoides. b. Auricula ursi minima flore niveo, Orielle d'urse...c. Auricula ursi flore albo...d. Auricula ursi caule alato flore purpureo farinaceo. JOHANN WILHELM WEINMANN.

a. Auricula ursi Borraginoides. b. Auricula ursi minima flore niveo, Orielle d'urse...c. Auricula ursi flore albo...d. Auricula ursi caule alato flore purpureo farinaceo.

Haid (illus).
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 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Some light foxing (mainly outside plate area), good and bright condition. Four flowering auricula plants, plate No. 207 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 #45821

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