Plate 5 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam 1719

Botanical illustration features a plant with a caterpillar, snake, butterfly, and various insects on and around it.

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 5 (from "Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam", second edition), 1719; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Work Details

Title
Plate 5 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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