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Transformation of Butterflies. Antique hand-colored engraving by Humphreys c1849

Transformation of Butterflies. Antique hand-colored engraving by Humphreys c1849

by Humphreys, H.N.

Life-cycle of Butterflies with caterpillar, chrysalis and plant hosts.
Original hand-coloured engraving by H.N.Humphreys for J.O. Westwood.

Insects. 1.Colias Edusa (Clouded-yellow Butterfly - male), 2.female, 3.Caterpillar, 4.Chrysalis, 5.Colias Hyale (Pale Clouded-yellow Butterfly-m.), 6.f., 7.Caterpillar, 8.C.Helice (Pale f.var.C.Edusa).
Plants: 9.Sylibum Marianum (Milk-thistle), 10.Festuca gigantean (Giant Fescue Grass).

Page size is 285 x 210mm (11.25 x 8.25 inches). This is a very pretty lithograph despite four faint vertical rubbed lines from top right of page, and slight soiling at base of page. Price adjusted accordingly.

Stock Number: apHNH2ePrice: $88.00

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