Antique chromo lithograph of butterflies and moths, 1895

Item number: 1.11

Beautifully coloured chromo-lithographic plate from 1895 with 23 detailed illustrations of butterflies, moths, larva and pupa, including the Death head's hawk moth (Acherontia atropos L.), the Peacock butterfly (Vanessa io L.) and the Old world swallowtail (Papilio machaon). This plate originates from 'Wagner's Natuurlijke Historie', a book about natural history which was originally written by the German biologist Herman Wagner and translated into Dutch by D. Horn.


This exquisite 127-year-old plate is in excellent condition and comes with a pre-cut high quality matboard with a white linen  top layer. The matboard is acid-free, protecting the print. 


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


Artist: W. Hoffmann
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: 17,4 x 25 cm | 6.85 x 9.84 inch