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N. 992 (Tulips) Phytanthoza Iconographia... Regensberg, 1737- 42. $2,250.00

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No 992 "Tulipa oderata flore luteo gemino...'

Johann Weinman, a prominent apothecary in Regensberg, a commercial city on the Danube in Bavaria, West Germany. His renown florilegium is a massive work bound into eight volumes containing 1,026 engravings depicting plants, trees, fruit, flowers, herbs, nuts vegetables and succulents.  The images were based upon the plants that he cultivated in his own garden and upon the watercolors of Georg Ehret and a talented young female artist by the name of N. Asamin.

The work was a valuable additional to botanical knowledge at the time. Weinman's printing methods were also new. He combined mezzotint and color printing, an innovation which he hoped would make his prints look more life-like. Weinman's prints possess a distinctive decorative style. He frequently grouped like plants on a page and carefully identified them in script at the base of each plate. Weinman’s colorful tulips command the highest prices on today's market. This is certainly a wonderful example of the best of Weinman's botanical art.

24 x 19 inches framed, 15  x 10 inches, sheet.
Mixed engraving and coloring techniques.
Excellent condition with well-preserved original coloring.
Archivally framed in carved gold leaf closed corner frame.