Sphing: europ. ENGRAVING - BUTTERFLY / MOTH.

Sphing: europ.

Volckart, I.F. (engraved by).
No date. Ca. 1780.
Copperplate engraving, thick wove paper sheet 10 x 7 3/4 inches, very good condition. An exquisitely engraved and colored antique print showing the moth, the larvae, and chrysalis. The caterpillar phase is rendered with appealing detail! Probably from the German entymologist Johann Christoph Esper's Die Schmetterlinge in Abbil-dungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, published between 1777 and 1801. Item #41748

Price: $185.00