Maria Sibylla Merian - 7 hand-coloured plates from: Histoire des insectes de l’Europe. - 1730

Description
Maria Sibylla Merian - 7 hand-coloured plates from: Histoire des insectes de l’Europe. - 1730
Illustrated, Natural History, Entomology - Quantity: 7 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book related object

Seven wonderful illustrations from the book ‘Histoire des insectes de l’Europe’ by Maria Sibylla Merian.
The first French edition was published in Amsterdam by Jean Frederic Bernard in 1730.
This concerns the illustrations XIV, LXVI, LXXIV, XCVIII, CXXXIII, XXVI and CXXXI. These are original illustrations that had four illustrations on one page in the book. Great images contemporary colouration.
Dimensions: the images are 15 x 12 cm, the sheet 26 x 17.5 cm. Some are smaller. Wide margins.
In good condition. Hand coloured, original, blank verso.

Lot details
Object
Book related object
Number of Books
7
Subject
Entomology, Illustrated, Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Maria Sibylla Merian
Book Title
7 hand-coloured plates from: Histoire des insectes de l’Europe.
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1730
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Jean Frederic Bernard in 1730.
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages
8
Dimensions
15×12 cm
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