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Callidrias Scylla, Argante & Evadne Butterflies

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Antique print. Callidrias Scylla, Argante And Evadne Butterflies
Callidrias Scylla, Argante & Evadne Butterflies

Callidrias Scylla, Argante & Evadne Butterflies

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).

Callidrias scylla butterfly from Coromandel and Bengal in India, and China. Callidrias argante 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 ColorOrange
Size Category21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]