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Antique print of Butterflies and their Transformations, Humphreys engraving c1849

Antique print of Butterflies and their Transformations, Humphreys engraving c1849

by Humphreys, H.N.

Beautiful Lepidoptera life-cycle illustration in H.N.Humphreys hand-coloured engraving circa 1849, for J. O. Westwood.
Showing the transformation from caterpillars and chrysalises to butterflies, with their plant habitat.

Insects. 1.Papilio Machaon (Swallow-tailed Butterfly), 2.Caterpillar, 3.Chrysalis. 4.Papilio Podalirius (Scarce Swallow-tail Butterfly).. 7.Goniapteryx Rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly) – male, 8.female, 9.Caterpillar, 10.Chrysalis.
Plants: 11.Daucus Carota (Wild Carrot), 12.Prumus spinosa (Sloe), 13.Rhamnus catharticus (Buckthorn).

Page size is 285 x 210mm (11.25 x 8.25 inches). This spectacular plate has a slight nick out of the paper at the left hand edge, slight soiling, and slight lines rubbed across page, and it has been priced accordingly. None of these would detract from this stunning plate once framed.

Stock Number: apHNH1Price: $77.00

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