Papilion. exotic. ENGRAVING - BUTTERFLY / MOTH.

Papilion. exotic.

Volkart, I.F. (engraved by).
No date. Ca. 1780.
Copperplate engraving, thick wove paper sheet 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Faint 1/8 mark to mid lower margin and residue from tissue guard along left edge (all outside image area). Very good condition. An exquisitely engraved and colored antique print showing two butterflies: Petraeus and Jason, plus larva, and chrysalides. 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 #41750

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