Lepitoptera Cramer Papillons butterlfies insects hand colored copper engraving circa 1779


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Absoltely masterfully hand colored copper engraving of Butterflies or Moths from a fragment of Cramer, P.

De Uitlandsche Kapellen...Papillons exotiques

Amsterdam: Baalde, 1779

Verso is blank

The engraving was painstakingly hand colored at the time of publication. The original is prettier than what the photograph shows

Size of the leaf : ca. 11.4”x 9.2" (290 mm x 2300 mm approx

Condition: As shown, on hand-made water-marked paper in excellent condition with minimal evidence of aging and storage: soiling, or spotting, original paper flaws or impurities, tears, edge or margin flaws, etc

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