Lot 156

Maria Sibylla Merian Handcolored Insect Engraving

Estimate: $500 - $800

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Merian, after Maria Sibylla, Plate 56 from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium showing a water-hyacinth, the life cycle of a frog, a water scorpion and winged bug, from one of the early 18th century editions, engraving on laid paper with slightly later hand coloring, impression size 15.25 x 10.75 inches, full sheet 19 x 13.5 inches.


In good condition, the image lightly age toned and with a few faint fox spots; short tears along the edges of the sheet. Currently hinged at two small spots on the verso a backing board with window mat. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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