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Papilio Polycaon & Ornithoptera Amphrisius Butterflies

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Antique print. Papilio Polycaon and Ornithoptera Rhadamante or Amphrisius Butterflies
Papilio Polycaon & Ornithoptera Amphrisius Butterflies
US$125.00

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Ornithoptera rhadamante or amphrisius butterfly from Philippines. Papilio Polycaon 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 and a mark in top margin. 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 Yellow
Size Category 21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]