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Heliconia Melpomene, Sara & Phyllis Butterflies

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Antique print. Heliconia Melpomene, Sara And Phyllis Butterflies
Heliconia Melpomene, Sara & Phyllis Butterflies
US$95.00

Heliconia Melpomene, Sara & Phyllis Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Heliconia melpomene, Heliconia sara and Heliconia phyllis butterflies from Guyana and Brazil.

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