Antique Print-OLEANDER HAWK MOTH-Drapiez-1853

Print

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‘1. SESIE FRELONIFORME. ETC.’

– (Butterflys and Moths, 1. Borer, 6. Abbott’s sphinx, 8. Oleander Hawk-moth.)

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Description

‘1. SESIE FRELONIFORME. ETC.’

(Butterflys and Moths, 1. Borer, 6. Abbott’s sphinx, 8. Oleander Hawk-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: 17 x 26.5 cm (6.69 x 10.43 inch).

Condition: very good, given age. Light text ghosting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

OLEANDER HAWK MOTH

(PCO) C139-47

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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.

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Dimensions 26 × 17 × 1 cm

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