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Argynnis Niphe & Idalia Butterflies

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Antique print. Argynnis Niphe And Idalia Butterflies
Argynnis Niphe & Idalia Butterflies
US$95.00

Argynnis Niphe & Idalia Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Argynnis idalia butterfly from Jamaica and Central and Northern America. Argynnis niphe butterfly from China.

This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. The paper has a pleasant light cream tone. There is a little minor foxing. Lucas was a French entomologist at Paris's Natural History Museum.

Style
Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorOrange
Size Category21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]