ORIGINAL HAND-COLOURED COPPER ENGRAVING - OVULA PAPILIONUM EUROP (Eggs of European Butterflies) From "Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen" C. 1780

Esper, E. J. C.

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A superb original hand-coloured copper engraving Eggs of European Butterflies (Tab. XXIV) from "Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen" 1777-1786 [-1807] by E. J. C. Esper. (Illustrations of butterflies after nature with descriptions) The fine plates are exceptionally delicately hand-coloured and this particular print is engraved by J. F. Volkart after Esper's own drawings. A superb original plate (plate size 18 x 23cm, paper size 21 x 26.5cm) circa 1780. Bookseller Inventory # 007493

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