Grasshoppers and scorpion, 1775-1781.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Grasshoppers and scorpion, 1775-1781.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Hand-coloured engraving of male and female grasshopper from Ambon (an island in what is now known as Indonesia). Below is a 'large and very poisonous' scorpion. 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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