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Pretty Melitaea Fritillary Butterflies with Violets antique print c1849

Pretty Melitaea Fritillary Butterflies with Violets antique print c1849

by Humphreys, H.N.

Antique print of Melitaea Butterflie & Violets. Humphreys c1849. Original hand-coloured engraving by Henry Noel Humphreys for British Butterflies and their Transformations by H.N. Humphreys and J.O. Westwood. Published in London circa 1849.

Insects. 1. Melitaea Selene (small pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly), 2. underside, 3. Caterpillar, 4. Chrysalis, 5. Melitaea Dia (small Fritillary Butterfly), 6. underside, 7. Caterpillar, 8.Melitaea Euphrosyne (pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly), 9. Underside, 10. Caterpillar, 11. Dark variety of M. Euphrosyne, 12 Thalia of Haworth variety of M. Euphrosyne with pale underside, 1. Melitaea tessellata.
Plants. Viola tricolor (Heartease), 16. Viola canina (Common Dog’s Violet).

Page size is 285 x 210mm (11.25 x 8.25 inches). Please note, if framing as a group, this pretty image is slightly off-centre on the page. This would be hidden when framed individually. The paper has been faintly rubbed across top right. This engraving has been priced accordingly.

Stock Number: apHNH9ePrice: $88.00

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