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- Published: Amsterdam
- Published date: 1730
- Type: Print
- Issue date: 1730
- Technique: Copper engraving / hand colored.
- Category: European Insects
- Size: 14.5 x 11 cm (5.75 x 4,25 inches).
- Bibliography: Plate 40
- Stock number: 34673
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, uncolored. Original copper engraving, published in Maria Sibylla Merian's famous series,De Europische Insecten', a compilation of the,Raupenbuch' and the,Neue Blumenbuch'. In total 184 different engravings were published, which are showing different illustrations of insects in the combination with plants. Each of these engravings shows mostly a scene of a decorative flower and various caterpillars with their matching butterflies. The plates were engraved after Maria Sibylla Merian's own observations and were originally published first in her,Raupenbuch' between 1679 and 1717. Plate 40
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