Plate 47 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam 1719

The various stages of metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly are displayed on a grape vine.

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 47 (from "Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam", second edition), 1719; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay

Work Details

Title
Plate 47 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam
Date
1719
Medium
Hand-colored engraving on paper
Dimensions
20 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
Credit
Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
On Display
No

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