Fumaria siliquosa

  • Author: Johann Weinmann
  • Date: 1737-1745
  • Medium: Mezzotint with engraving, printed and hand color
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 8 3/4" x 13 1/2"
  • Centimeters: 22.44 x 34.62
  • Price: $325.00

From Phytanthoza iconographia, sive, Conspectus aliquot millium, etc., Johann Weinmann, editor, various engravers. Ratisbon (Regensburg), Hieronymus Lentz, 1737-1745.

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741) was an apothecary from the German city of Ratisbon, now Regensburg. He compiled an impressive collection of botanical illustrations for which he commissioned several artists, including the great Georg Dionysius Ehret. They formed the components of his life's work, the monumental Phytanthoza Iconographia. The work appeared in half-yearly installments published by Bartholomew Seuter, Johann Ridinger and Johann Haid between 1735 and 1745. The result is a rarely found combination of the traditional herbal book and the flower book that became popular in the Baroque period. The comprehensive and attractive collection won favor for the information it provided and for the quality of its 1025 plates. At the time, there was practically nothing else like it.
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