Auction 113, Lot 813

"[Lot of 10 - Butterflies]", Hubner, Jacob

Subject: Insects

Period: 1806 (circa)

Publication: Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 8 inches
16.5 x 20.3 cm

Ten lovely plates from this seminal work on entomology. Each is finely rendered and hand colored. Hubner was one of the first specialists to work on butterflies and moths and identified many new species.


Condition: A

Bit of light toning and foxing, mostly at paper edges - most plates very clean with superb original color.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005