WEINMANN, Johann Wilhelm
(b. 1683, Gardelegen, d. 1741, Regensburg)

Illustration from Phytanthoza iconographia

Engraving, watercolour
British Library, London

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, apothecary and botanist, created the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia between 1737 and 1745. It is an ambitious project which resulted in eight folio volumes with more than 1.000 hand-coloured engravings of several thousand plants. In the production of the book Weinmann was helped by several illustrators, designers and engravers.

The Phytanthoza iconographia is highly regarded for the quality of its colour plates, and the accuracy of its images compared with previous herbals. It is the first important botanical work to use colour engraved prints.

This illustration is N. 702 from Volume 8. It depicts a. Malus citria, b. Malus limonia, c. Adam's Apple.