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Auction 115, Lot 756

"[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

Overall very good. Some with toning or faint foxing that could be covered with matting.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/21/2006