Auction 114, Lot 679

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

Subject: Insects

Period: 1806 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7 x 8 inches
17.8 x 20.3 cm

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


Condition: B

Bit of light soil with some damp stains in margins.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/1/2006