PCT-62833

Althaea arborescens (..) - Weinmann (c.1740)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Light crease bottom right. A few tiny spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1740
  • Overall size: 23.9 x 38.9 cm
  • Image size: 21.3 x 32.8 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Althaea arborescens (…).' - This original antique print shows the Malva arborea (also known as Lavatera arborea, or, more recently as Malva eriocalyx), the tree mallow in 3 varieties.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johann Wilhelm Weinmann' after an anonymous artist. Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (13 March 1683 Gardelegen, Germany – 1741), apothecary and botanist, is noted for his creation of the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia between 1737 and 1745, an ambitious project which resulted in eight folio volumes with more than 1,000 hand-coloured engravings of several thousand plants.