a. Auricula ursi flore rubro medio luteo. b. Auricula ursi flore rubro et luteo variegato. c. Auricula ursi flore purpureo pleno. d. Auricula ursi flore pallido foliis crenatis. JOHANN WILHELM WEINMANN.

a. Auricula ursi flore rubro medio luteo. b. Auricula ursi flore rubro et luteo variegato. c. Auricula ursi flore purpureo pleno. d. Auricula ursi flore pallido foliis crenatis.

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. Four flowering auricula plants, plate No. 209 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 #45824

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