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a. Ranunculus pratensis erectus dulcis. b. Ranunculus pratensis erectus acris Napello simillimus. c. Ranunculus pratensis erectus foliis pallidioribus hirsutis. d. Renunculus sylvestris Fragariae foliis. No. 858.

  • ARTIST: Johann Weinmann

  • PUBLISHER: Published Amsterdam and Ratisbon.

  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1736-45.

  • EDITION SIZE: Average platemark 12 3/4 x 8" (325 x 203 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Johann Wilhelm Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia. This beautiful work provides a nearly complete record of the flowers, fruits and vegetables cultivated in the early 18th century. The plates are among the earliest examples of color printing from a single plate.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save light marginal foxing at right.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne #327.