Maria Sybilla Merian - Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium
Maria Sybilla Merian is one of the most famous scientists and painters in the 17th century.
Maria Sybilla Merian’s most famous work is the beautiful fine illustrated work about the insects of Surinam published in the beginning of the 18th century. It was published for the first time 1704 with a total of 60 engraved plates.
Then it was enlarged with another twelve engravings in the 2nd edition, which was published from 1730 onwards. This famous work is Maria Sybilla Merian’s classic work. Maria S. Merian, born as the daughter of the famous German engraver and publisher Matthäus Merian, devoted herself to the study of insects and their metamorphosis.