18th C. Hand Colored Engravings of Butterflies, Pierter Cramer

A set of six framed and matted hand colored engravings by artist, Pierter Cramer (1721-1776) depicting butterflies. The engravings are in very good condition with minor age discoloration, circa 1792, and are handsomely mounted and ready to hang.

Pieter Cramer was a wealthy Dutch merchant and entomologist. He assembled an extensive natural history collection with a strong interest in exotic moths and butterflies which he immortalized in his illustrated book, De Uitlandsche Kapellen. Considered a key work in the history of entomology, over 1658 butterfly species were described and illustrated on 396-400 plates, some species being recognized for the first time. These illustrations are from his original plates.

Size: Frame, 17 ½" H x 15 ½" W.

Size: Image, 10 ½" H x 8 ½" W.

Item ID: PS10-28-08-01

$2,750 USD

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