Opuntia N. 766 (Cactus) IID#786 – Phytanthoza Iconographia 1734-1845 by Johann Weinmann
Update. In this issue, Marina refers to a botanical print above her desk at home at The Amateurs’ Digest publishing headquarters. She says the print cost her $5.00, but now she had found the same print for sale online for $1,587.50. Here’s how Lyons Ltd., the print seller, described it:
Opuntia N. 766 (Cactus) IID#786 – Phytanthoza Iconographia 1734-1845 by Johann Weinmann. Original Mezzotint. Netherlands. 18th Century. 13″ X 8.5″, 16″ X 10″ outer size, unmatted.
The same print is offered today by Panteek Antique Prints who describe it as a “Vintage Botanical Opuntia Cactus from Johann Weinmann Antique Prints Protea and Cactus 1745. #mezzotint #germany #gardens #flowers #botanical #interiordecorating #antiqueprints #weinmann #cactus. I’ve made a PDF of that print, and you can download it here in a zip file.