'Bird-eating spider with humming bird' by Joseph Mulder

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£17.49
'Bird-eating spider with humming bird'
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
Size of image:
30.5 x 21.5 cm
Frame: Unframed
Availability Ready to print

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Title:
'Bird-eating spider with humming bird'
Artist:
Joseph Mulder
Product code:
RS-9939
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The Royal Society

About

Study of a bird-eating South American spider (a tarantula or possibly the Goliath birdeater Theraphosa blondi) with humming bird prey. Detail from plate 18 of the book Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, in qua Erucae ac Vermes Surinamenses, cum omnibus suis transformationibus by Maria Sibylla Merian (Amsterdam, 1705). Showing the inscription lower left "P Sluiter Sculp." The entomologist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian travelled to Surinam in South America from 1699-1701, where she recorded and collected butterflies and other natural history specimens.

Original: copperplate engraving. 1705

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