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Hand-Colored Botanical Engraved & Mezzotint
Plate Lovely Folio Hand-Colored Engraved Botanical, approx. 9
1/2" x 15 1/2".
Johann Wilhelm Weinmann had-colored engraved
& mezzotint plates from Phytanthoza Iconographia (1735-45)
were the first botanical prints to use the color-printed mezzotint
process successfully. Printed in color and finished by hand. This
work represents a major advance in botanical illustration. Several
hundred of the illustrations were drawn by . Georg Dioysius Ehret,
the balance by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann. Then engraved by Bartholomaus
Seuter, Johann Ridinger and Johann Jakob Haid.
Click here to see a scan of the cover page of the book that the above print came from:
1739 CANNABIS PRINT COVER PAGE