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MERIAN,M.-S. - [Title page]

MERIAN,M.-S. - [Title page]
[Title page] - MERIAN,M.-S.
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Title : [Title page].
Map maker : MERIAN,M.-S..
Date : Amsterdam 1705.
Size : 17.6 x 12.3 inches. / 44.6 x 31.2 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Beautifull title page by Ottens from the famous book about the butterflies of Suriname. Maria Sybilla Merian is shown with six putti observing various floral species and butterflies from Surinam. In the background a Surinam landscape framed in a monumental architecture.
Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) was a german painter, miniaturist, engraver and naturalist. In company of one of his two daughters she went to Surinam in 1698 and 1700. She brings back many sketches from there on the fauna and the flora, which were published in the form of engravings and largely diffused.
Condition : In very good condition.

ID: 15729

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