The Old Print Shop

Untitled Butterflies. Plate 271.

  • ARTIST: Pieter Cramer

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Amsterdam by S.J. Baalde and N.T. Gravius.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1779-91.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 11 3/4 x 9 3/8" (298 x 237 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Pieter Cramer (1721-c.1779) was a Dutch wool merchant and entomologist. He assembled an extensive collection on insects that included butterflies, moths and insects. 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand coloring.