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Terias Candida, Hecabe, Proterpia & Nicippe Butterflies

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Antique print. Terias Candida, Hecabe, Proterpia And Nicippe Butterflies
Terias Candida, Hecabe, Proterpia & Nicippe Butterflies

Terias Candida, Hecabe, Proterpia & Nicippe Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Terias candida butterfly from Ambon in Indonesia. Terias hecabe butterfly from East Indies (Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea etc). Terias proterpia butterfly from Jamaica. Terias nicippe butterfly from Virginia in USA.

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.

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