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Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741)
Phytanthoza Iconographia
Printed in Germany (1737-1745)

Original hand-coloured engraving
on beautiful, 18th Century chain-laid paper

Sheet size: approx. 9.875 x 15.5 inches.

Joseph Weinmann was the wealthy director of the longest-established pharmacy in Regensburg, Germany
His Phytanthoza Iconographia (1737-1745), a vast work in 8 folio volumes with over a thousand hand-coloured engravings representing several thousand plants,
forms an interesting and valuable 18th Century florilegium. Weinmann retained a number of excellent engravers to carry our this work.

[The Art of Botanical Illustration, Blunt and Stern]

(please click image above for larger view—the actual print is much more vibrant than appears in photo.
The digital watermark does not appear on actual engraving)

PLATE N. 584

[varieties of Hyacinth]

Inscribed at bottom of print:
a. Hyacinthus Indicus tuberosus, Tubereuse, Tuberose
b. Hyacinthus Indicus tuberosus, flore pleno
c. Hyacinthus Belgarum flore coeruleo pleno
d. Hyacinthies maximus Belgarum flore albo pleno, Jacente, Weisse gefiesste hyacinth

Condition: Excellent. A couple of stray, unobtrusive watercolor marks (?): one just below the bottom-most flowers of the hyacinth on the left;
the other small spot between the leaves of the blue hyacinth—otherwise remarkably clean and vibrant. A fine and rare example of Weinmann's work that is now over 250 years old!