Natural History Art,Botanical Johann Weinmann mezzotint master hand colored engraving Print circa 1740 Cactus large format


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Author/Artist Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741).
Date of Publication Published Amsterdam by Zacharias Romberg: 1737-45 .
Type of Print Original mezzotint engraving, printed in color, finished by hand. Printed on hand made watermarked "laid" paper.
Size of Image
App. 15 3/4" X 9 3/4" (sheet size: plate marks are a bit smaller).

Condition In overall very good to excellent condition.

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We are proud to be able to offer a fine original hand colored engraved print by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741) from his very important work entitled Phytanthoza Iconographia.

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann was an influential apothecary, pharmacist and botanist in Regensburg, Germany. His background is evident in the composition and style of the botanical studies in this work, which are at once scientific or herbal and beautifully decorative as well. He used mezzotint to achieve subtle tonal variations of leaves and flower petals. In Great Flower Books, Satcheverall Sitwell refers to this set as the “pioneering work of botanical prints engraved to be inked in color.”

Many of the superb plates of this important florilegium are engraved after drawings by the eminent botanical artist Georg Dionysus (G.D.) Ehret, the dominant influence in botanical art during the 18th century. Ehret was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He became the protégé of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, who hired him to design town and palace gardens at Karlsruhe and make paintings of his flowers. After leaving the Margrave’s employ, relocated in Regensburg, where he met Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, and was engaged to produced drawings which were to be his first published works, for Phythanoza Iconographia.

Great Flower Books describes it as a “pioneering work of botanical prints” and it remains today one of the most ambitious works ever undertaken, displaying over 4,000 species in the entire set.

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