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Auction 132, Lot 682

"[Lot of 25 - Insects]",

Subject: Insects

Period: 1792-1813 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of British Insects…

Color: Hand Color

6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm
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This lot consists of 25 plates from the 16 volume edition of The Natural History of British Insects by Edward Donovan, author and illustrator of a wide variety of books of natural history topics (including insects, shells, birds and flowers). Donovan, founder of the London Museum and Institute of Natural History, performed all steps of the illustration process for his books: drawing, etching, engraving and hand coloring.


Condition: A+

All plates approximate in size with fine impression and crisp color.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/2/2010