Butterflies of North and South America Maria Eleonora Hochecker
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Butterflies of North and South America
Two varieties of butterfly, numbered 4-5. Figure 4 lower surface of Papilio amulius [the Belus swallowtail, Battus belus, a native of South America]. Figures 5-6 upper and lower surfaces of Papilio sesonia [the Southern dogface, Zerene cesonia, a native of North and South America and the Caribbean]. The insects shown were part of the collection of Johann Christian Gerning (1745-1802). The accompanying text states that "under the immediate care and direction of this great collector, the original drawings of this publication were executed by the celebrated Mademoiselle Maria Hockecker..." Plate 2 from the book Psyche: figures of non descript lepidopterous insects, or rare moths and butterflies from different parts of the world, by Thomas Martyn (London, 1797). Thomas Martyn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1786.
Original: engraving. 1797
- Image reference: RS-9917
- The Royal Society
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