Engraving with mezzotint, printed in color with additional hand-coloring, circa 1735. Faint toning outside plate. Nine varieties of leaves and flowers, plate No. 216 from Johann Wilhelm Weinmann "Phytanthoza Iconographia", printed on thick laid paper. Dunthorne (#327) notes that plates from this work represent "some of the earliest examples of color printing from a single plate", many of them printed by a combination of line engraving and mezzotint.
"Auricularum ursi variorum Colorum Species", 18th Century Engraving
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