a. Auricula ursi Colore mixto. b. Auricula ursi flore pallido striis luteis variegatis. c. Auricula ursi flore magno ex rubro et viridi mixto. d. Auricula ursi periantheo foliaceo flore variegato. JOHANN WILHELM WEINMANN.

a. Auricula ursi Colore mixto. b. Auricula ursi flore pallido striis luteis variegatis. c. Auricula ursi flore magno ex rubro et viridi mixto. d. Auricula ursi periantheo foliaceo flore variegato.

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. Foxing to outer margins (mainly outside plate area), very good condition. Two flowering auricula plants and botanical details, plate No. 210 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 #45822

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