'Bird-eating spider with humming bird' Joseph Mulder
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'Bird-eating spider with humming bird'
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
- Image reference: RS-9939
- The Royal Society
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