The Old Print Shop

a. Ruscus angustifolius fructu summis ramulis. b. Ruscus sive Bruscus, Bruse. c. Ruta chalepensis latifolia. d. Ruta hortensis major, de la Rue. e. Ruta hortensis foliis pictis. No. 875.

  • 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.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne #327.