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Papilio Polymnestor & Papilio Peranthus Butterflies

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Antique print. Papilio Polymnestor And Papilio Peranthus Butterflies
Papilio Polymnestor & Papilio Peranthus Butterflies
US$125.00

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Papilio peranthus butterfly from Java in Indonesia and Cochin China. Papilio polymnestor butterfly from East Indies (Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea etc).

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.

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Style
Date Made 1800-1849
Paper Size 23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Green
Size Category 21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]
Tags: lucas , butterfly