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Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature...

(1779-1792)
J.J. Ernst & M.D.J. Engramelle

Original Hand-colored engravings by Desfontaines, Juillet and others
after illustrations by Mara Eleon Hochecker and others

Sheet size: approximately 9 ½ x 12 inches • Chain-laid, watermarked paper

One of the most sumptuously produced French works on butterflies and moths. It was issued in an edition of 250 copies only, and the subscriptions list mentions the King of France, members of the Royal Family, the King of Spain and Sweden, as well as a great number of notables and scientists such as the Duc d'Aumont and le Compte de Buffon. The text is by Engramelle, an Augustinian friar, musician and naturalist. Ernst is mentioned as illustrator, however, from 1785, it was Maria Eleon Hochecker who prepared most of the plates. The plates are superbly hand colored and belong to the very best made in the field of entomological illustration.

 

Please note: the entire sheet did not fit our scanner, thus the full margins are not shown but are indeed present.
Penciled annotations present in upper left corner outside of image area—easily erased.
Please click on thumbnail for enlarged view.


LXXIV
$60


CCXIII
$50


CLXXXI
$60


CXCVIII
$55


CCLXXXVI
$50


CLXXVIII
$55


CCLXXXIX
$45
(lightly foxed, small nicks/tear in extreme edges of paper, not affecting image)


CLXXX
$55


CCXV
$50


CLXXII
$60


CLXXI
$60


CLXXII
$60


CCVI
$50


CCCIX
$50


CC
$50


CLX
$55


CCCIII



CXCVI
$55


CXCIX
$60


[PLATE NUMBER ERASED]
$40
(see enlargement)


CCCVI
$50


CLVI
$60


CXXVIII
$55


CCCXIII
$45


CLXXXII
$65


CXXVII
$55


CCXVIII
$65


CII
$65


CXXIII
$55

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