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British Butterflies and their Transformations engraving by Humphreys c1849.

British Butterflies and their Transformations engraving by Humphreys c1849.

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by Humphreys, H.N.

Antique print of white butterflies and pink flowers with foliage.

Original hand-coloured engraving c1849 by H.N.Humphreys for J.O.Westwood. Insects. 1.Parnassius Apollo (Apollo or crimson-ringed Butterfly), 2. underside, 3. Caterpillar, 4. Chrysalis, 5. Aporia Crataegi (black-veined white Butterfly), 6. Female, 7. Caterpillar, 8. Chrysalis.
Plants. 9. Caraegus Oxyacantha (Hawthorne), 10. Sedum Telephium.

This is a lovely image. It is a pity there is slight soiling at the base of the page, and a few 'rub' lines down the right side of the page. These are not obvious, and do not detract from this very pretty plate.
Page size is 285 x 210mm (11.25 x 8.25 inches).

Stock Number: apHNH7ePrice: $88.00