C.G. Jablonsky Butterfly Prints 1747

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Priamus, Amphrisus Butterflies
JAB100 $145
Protenor, Polymnestor Butterflies
JAB101 $135
Androgeusm, Phorbanta Butterflies
Anchises, Arbates, Aeneas Butterflies
JAB103 $135
Pandorus, Memnom Butterflies
JAB104 $135
Antenor, Hector, Ascanius Butterflies
JAB105 $135
Remus, Astenous Butterflies
JAB106 $125
Remus, Helena Butterflies
JAB107 $125
Sesostris, Meleander, Arcas, Sarpedon, Polydamas Butterflies
JAB108 $135
Glaucus, Troilus Butterflies
JAB109 $125
Amphimedon, Minos Butterflies
JAB110 $135
Alphenor, Alcandor Butterflies
JAB111 $125
Anceus, Agenoz Butterflies
JAB112 $125
Pelaus, Philenor, Pammon Butterflies
JAB113 $125
Paris, Theseus, Helenus Butterflies
JAB114 $125
Belus, Androgeus Butterflies
JAB115 $125
Achates, Polytes, Polydorus Butterflies
JAB116 $125
Demetrius, Troilus, Polytes Butterflies
JAB117 $125
Polyxenes, Deiphobus Butterflies
JAB118 $115

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C.G. Jablonsky Butterfly Prints 1747

These beautiful hand coloured copper plate engravings are from a rare work by Carl Gustav Jablonsky entitled Natursystem aller bekannten in-und ausländischen Insecten. It was one of the earliest and most comprehensive classifications of butterflies and insects according to the Linnaean taxonomy. Jablonsky (1756-1787) was also the private secretary to the Queen Elizabeth of Prussia. Sadly, he died at the age of 31 and his work was complete by another German entymologist Johann F. W. Herbst.

The plate measures approximately 8 ½ inches by 7 ½ inches, with original hand colouring. They lack complete plate marks, but the illustrations are intact and we have priced them accordingly. These original antique prints are about 267 years old with the description text in German to accompany each plate. This work is one of the most attractively illustrated entomological works of the period, with brilliant hand colouring and fine engraving.

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