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Vanessa Orithya, Oenone & Clelie Butterflies

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Antique print. Vanessa Orithya, Oenone And Clelie Butterflies
Vanessa Orithya, Oenone & Clelie Butterflies

Vanessa Orithya, Oenone & Clelie Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Vanessa orithya butterfly from Bengal in India, Java in Indonesia and China. Vanessa oenone butterfly from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Vanessa clelie butterfly from Coastal East 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. 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]