Antique chromo lithograph of the Purple Emperor and other butterflies, 1913

Item number: 4.3

This beautiful bright coloured chromolithographic plate is from the first edition of an antique atlas describing all butterflies, caterpillars and moths in the Netherlands in the early 1900s.


This 109-year-old print is in excellent condition and has 10 detailed illustrations of butterflies and larva, including the Purple Emperor.


The numbers below correspond with the numbers on the plate:

1. Gonepteryx rhamni L. Common brimstone.
2. Apatura iris L. Purple emperor.
3. Apatura ilia L. Lesser purple emperor
4. Limenitis populi L. Poplar admiral
5. Limenitis sybilla L. Eurasian white admiral


The pre-cut high quality matboard has an indigo / dark blue top layer, and is acid-free, protecting the print. 


The image you see is a photograph of the actual item. 


Artist: W. Hubert
Rear of the print: blank, no images or text
Matboard size (= frame size): 21 x 30 cm | 8.27 x 11.81 inch
Print size: 16.5 x 24 cm | 6.5 x 9.45 inch