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Maria Merian's butterflies

Author: Maria Sibylla Merian; Kate Heard; Royal Collection Trust,
Publisher: London : Royal Collection Trust, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1699, the German entomologist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname, in South America. There she would produce a series of beautiful and scientifically accurate illustrations of the natural world which she encountered. These drawings, in which Merian aimed to explore the life-cycle of insects (then only partially understood), led to the publication of the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictures
Catalogs
Early works
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Illustrations
Pictorial works Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Sibylla Merian; Kate Heard; Royal Collection Trust,
ISBN: 9781909741317 1909741310
OCLC Number: 919482895
Description: 189 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / Dr. George McGavin --
Introduction --
Europe --
Suriname --
Index of works --
Sources --
Acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Butterflies
Responsibility: [Maria Sibylla Merian] ; [text by] Kate Heard.
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"In 1699, the German entomologist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname, in South America. There she would produce a series of beautiful and scientifically accurate illustrations of the natural world which she encountered. These drawings, in which Merian aimed to explore the life-cycle of insects (then only partially understood), led to the publication of the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, a luxury volume which brought the wonders of the wildlife of Suriname to Europe. Maria Merian's Butterflies tells Merian's story through her works in the Royal Collection. Over three-hundred years after they were made, these meticulous, brilliant works celebrate a woman whose art and whose story are enduringly popular." from publisher's website.

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