Catalog Number 49101

Catalog Number 49101
 
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Artist Biography:

Maria Sibylla Meriam [1647 - 1717] was the daughter of the well known Swiss engraver Mathäus Merian the Elder. She documented insect life in all its stages while placing her work in a religious context and expressing high standards of scholarly posturing. After she divorced her husband; moved to Amsterdam and continued her research on insects. At the age of fifty-two she and her daughter set out on a scientific exposition to Surinam (South America) where she became severely ill and had to prematurely leave and returned to Amsterdam. As soon as she had recovered, she started her preparation for her findings from Surinam which was published as a magnificent volume.

Date:

1730

Source:

Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

Volume:

1

Plate No.:

21

Description:

Passion Flower [Passiflora laurifolia L.] Bagworm Moth Larva [Sphinxephemeraeformis Hawthorne] Leaf-footed Plant Bug [Anisoscelis foliocea]

Print Method:

Copper plate on heavy laid paper

Condition:

Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

520 x 365 mm. (approximately 20.5 x 14.125 in.)

Size of Leaf:

340 x 260 mm. (approximately 13.5 x 10.25 in.)

References:

Schmidt-Loske, Katherine Insects of Surinam; Huxley, Robert The Great Naturalists pp 118-123; Benezit Vol 7 pp 343; Nissen 1341 pp122.

Price:
$1,625.00
SKU:
49101
Qty:
 
 
 
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