Papilio Delalandii & Asterias Butterflies
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).Papilio asterias butterfly from North America. Papilio delalandii butterfly from Grootfisch River in South Africa.
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 and a small ink stain which is visible in the scan. Lucas was a French entomologist at Paris's Natural History Museum.
|Paper Size||23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches)|
|Size Category||21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]|