‘1. ARCTIA MATRONULA – BOMBICE MATRONE, 2. ARCTIA CASA – BOMBICE HERISSON, 3. ARCTIA PURPUREA – BOMBICE MOUCHETE.’ ‘
(Garden Tiger Moth.)
Made by F.J. Desmares after Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856).
Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 16.5 x 24.5 cm (6.5 x 9.65 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Right edge uneven from binding. Offsetting from the lettering of the page opposite the image. Scattered small stains. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
GARDEN TIGER MOTH
This attractive original antique print / plate originates from: ‘Dictionnaire Classique des Sciences Naturelles …’ (Classic dictionary of natural sciences), by M. Drapiez. published in Brussels, 1853. This work elaborates on the work of Buffon, Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, de Jussieu a.o. Artists and Engravers: Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856) was a Belgian naturalist.