Auction 129, Lot 845

"[Lot of 12 - Moths & Butterflies]",

Subject: Butterflies and Moths

Period: 1889 (published)

Publication: Schmettlertings-Buch

Color: Hand Color

7 x 9 inches
17.8 x 22.9 cm

This is a nice collection of full page engraved plates, each with several insects on a page. Each page features the critters on one or more flowers or plants and generally their caterpillar and larvae stages are also shown. One page with butterflies, the rest depict colorful moths. These are uncommon plates from Berge's "Schmettlertings-Buch" which cataloged the wide variety of moths and butterflies in Europe.


Condition: A

All images are near fine, a few with some light soiling or toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/23/2009