ARMIDA. B. CASSANDRA. C. HYPPARCHHUS. D. EUMOLPHUS. E. CEPHEUS. F. PHLEGIA.

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Pieter Cramer

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Armida. b. Cassandra. c. Hypparchhus. d. Eumolphus. e. Cepheus. f. Phlegia.

Copper plate engraving, 1779-91.
Paper size 11 3/4 x 9 1/4" (29.8 x 23.5 cm).
Good condition with original hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 90229
Price: $300.00
Publisher : Published by S. J. Baalde and N. T. Gravius.
Pieter Cramer (1721-c.1779) was a Dutch wool merchant and entomologist. He assembled an extensive collection on insects that included butterflies and moths. He hired Gerrit Wartenaar Lambertz to make drawings of his collection that he then had engraved and published. The resulting work was titled “Papillons Exotiques des Trois parties du Monde: l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique” or the Exotic Butterflies from three parts of the World: Asia, Africa and America. They are high quality engravings with original hand coloring.Text sheets included. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Animals & Insects , Butterflies & Moths

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