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a. Cucurbita angulosa amara. b. Cucurbita medio arocea maculata.... No. 446.

  • ARTIST: Johann Weinmann

  • PUBLISHER: Published Amsterdam and Ratisbon.

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

    DATE: 1736-45.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 15 1/2 x 20 1/4" (39.4 x 51.6 cm).

  • 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. This plate depicting various squashes is one of the few large, folding plates from the collection. <br><br> Full title reads, "a. Cucurbita angulosa amara. b. Cucurbita medio arocea maculata. c. Cucurbita oblonga subcrocea. d. Cucurbita pomi aurantii facie. e. Cucurbita plana pomiformis alba. f. Cucurbita rotunda, verrucis majoribus armata. g. Cucurbita rotunda verrucosa."


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color, save a little spotting in far right margin. Folded, as issued.

  • REFERENCE: #327 in "Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries" by Gordon Dunthorne.