Auction 91, Lot 382

"N. 823",

Subject: Botanical

Period: 1737-45 (published)

Publication: Phytanthoza Iconographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.2 x 12.7 inches
20.8 x 32.3 cm

Hand-colored mezzotint of seven varieties of the Polygala family with delicate pink, lavender and white flowers. Johann Weinman was a rich pharmacist and his work was one of the large botanical illustration projects of the 18th century, comprising four volumes and 1,026 plates identifying over 4,000 plants.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $30

Closed on 6/14/2000

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