Butterflies, 1775-1781.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Butterflies, 1775-1781.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Hand-coloured engraving of various butterflies from an island near Madagascar, from Sierra Leone, the West Indies and Bengal. Figs 5) and 6) show the same butterfly from above and below. Illustration from 'Premiere [-seconde] centurie de planches enluminEes et non enluminEes representant au naturel ce qui se trouve de plus interessant et de plus curieux parmi les animaux, les vegetaux et les mineraux, pour servir d'intelligence A l'Histoire generale des trois regnes de la nature'. This work on the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms of nature, by Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807), was published in Paris between 1775 and 1781.
 

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