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Swallowtail Butterflies antique print, Papilio Ascanius, Papilio Paris. c1837

Swallowtail Butterflies antique print, Papilio Ascanius, Papilio Paris. c1837

by Lizars, William Home

Antique print of Papilio Ascanius and Papilio Paris - 'Threatened' Swallow-tail Butterfly endemic to Brazil and Paris Peacock Swallowtail Butterfly from China (India & South-east Asia).

Original hand-coloured steel engraving c1837 by Edinburgh engraver William Home Lizars (1788-1859) for a series on Lepidoptera for Sir William Jardine's enormous set of small natural history publications, called collectively The Naturalist's Library published in Edinburgh and London.

W.H. Lizars mastered exceptional detail in his very finely engraved small insect portraits. By leaving the background habitat uncoloured, the butterflies stand out beautifully on the page.

Size of engraving is 168 x 152mm (6 5/8 x 6 inches).

Stock Number: apLizars5Price: $90.00

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