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Cethosia lamarckii, & Dido & Leschenault Butterflies

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Antique print. Cethosia lamarckii,  Dido And Leschenault Butterflies
Cethosia lamarckii, & Dido & Leschenault Butterflies

Cethosia lamarckii, & Dido & Leschenault Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Cethosia lamarckii butterfly from Australia. Cethosia dido butterfly from Guyana and Brazil. Cethosia leschenault butterfly from Java.

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 ColorMulticolored
Size Category21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]