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Polyommatus longinus, Marsyas, Helus & Narbal Butterflies

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Antique print. Polyommatus longinus, Marsyas, Helus And Narbal Butterflies
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Polyommatus longinus, Marsyas, Helus & Narbal Butterflies

Polyommatus longinus, Marsyas, Helus & Narbal Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Polyommatus longinus butterfly from Bengal in India. Polyommatus marsyas butterfly from Brazil. Polyommatus helus butterfly from East Indies (Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea etc). Polyommatus narbal butterfly 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.

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