antique prints, maps and watercolors

No. 578 (Salvia) Phytanthoza Iconographia... Regensberg, Germany 1737- 42.$395.00

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“Horminum Sanguineum Asphodelia radice flore coeruleo amplo..."

Johann Weinmann, 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. Weinmann'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. Weinmann'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.

Mixed engraving and coloring techniques.
15 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches sheet.
Excellent condition with well- preserved original coloring. Slight transfer of original blue ink.