This print shows the Jaager-rups, the butterflies, the catterpillar and the and the cocon. A musquito and a plant complete the picture.
Made by Jacob L’ Admiral after own design.
Engraving, original handcoloured on handlaid (verge) paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 22.4 x 27.4 cm (8.82 x 10.79 inch). Image size: 20 x 25.5 cm. (7.87 x 10.04 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Remains of paper tape on reverse. Paper loss right lower corner. Creases in lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Plate XXXI from: ‘Naauwkeurige waarnemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten …’, a collection of 30 plates by Jacob L’Admiral, published in Amsterdam by Johannes Sluyter, but also by M. Houttuyn, 1774.