Jacob L'Admiral Butterfly & Botanical Prints 1774

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

LAD29 $275
Each print measures approximately 10 inches wide by 15 1/2 inches long

We are pleased to offer these rare and highly decorative, copper engravings by Jacob L'Admiral, Amsterdam 1700 - 1770, with contemporary hand-coloring. L'Admiral studied the life-cycle and metamorphosis of a number of species of butterflies, moths and other insects and most plates show the life cycles of the insects depicted, from egg to caterpillar to pupa to adult as well as important host plants. L'Admiral continued to enhance the growing body of scientific work of this age that was begun by pioneers in the field such as Maria Sibylla Merian. L'Admiral's work was incomplete and starting in 1740 he published only 33 copper engravings before his death, of a series he intended to be much larger.

The plates are of high quality with strong engraving and vibrant hand colouring on fine, chain-lined (laid) paper. Overall condition is excellent with virtually no foxing or staining. Each print measures about 10 x 15 ½ inches. They represent a wonderful opportunity to acquire samples of an exceedingly rare work at a great price, as individual prints often sell for as much as $980. This is the first set that Panteek has been lucky enough to acquire.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Florida state residents pay Florida state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $9.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping starts at $35 for any number of prints and buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to panteek@aol.com


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