Flowers, Butterflies and Insects


All 154 Engravings from "Erucarum Ortus"

by Maria Sibylla Merian

Fine-line images of roses, butterflies, tulips, caterpillars and other specimens of plant and insect life in elegant full-page compositions. These plates are considered among the finest achievements of a great age of floral painting and the engraver’s art. Reprinted from the classic, influential works of the famed artist/entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). New English captions. Copyright-free.

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