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Lizars Lepidoptera. Eterusia Tricolor, Erasmia Pulchella, Amesia Sanguiflua engraving c1835

Lizars Lepidoptera. Eterusia Tricolor, Erasmia Pulchella, Amesia Sanguiflua engraving c1835

by Lizars, William Home

Small Moths engraving: Eterusia, Erasmia, Amesia, Lepidoptera, for Jardine's Naturalist Library.

Original hand-coloured steel engraving c1834 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 18 x 10cm (7 x 4 inches)

Stock Number: apInsectlizarPrice: $77.00

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