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Auction 117, Lot 840

"[Lot of 7 - 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

Seven 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

Some even toning, darker at paper edges.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/6/2006