Papilio Xuthus & Croilus Butterflies
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches).Papilio croilus butterfly from North America. Papilio xuthus butterfly from China.
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.
|Paper Size||23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches)|
|Size Category||21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]|