Nov 302010

Insects!!! Lovely Old Antique Insect Prints of Butterflies, Moths, Beetles, Dragonflies, Caterpillars and other Bugs! Old engravings and lithographs of INSECTS from the 18th & 19th Centuries by Moses Harris, Eugene Seguy, & Maria Merian. Insect transformations and more…

Maria Sybilla Merian and her amazing Insects of Europe produced in 1730.  Merians trasformations of insects were revolutionary in her day.   These are lovely of old water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag.  They are small, measuring about 7 x 8 1/4″  each. The prices vary from 150 and up.


Maria Sybilla Merian and her astounding Insects of Surinam produced in 1730. These are gorgeous old water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag. They measure 14×20 1/2″ They are expensive, serious inquiries only.




Old insect prints by Moses Harris. Hand colored engravings on hand made hand laid rag. These Insect Prints were produced in England in 1796, by Moses Harris-Chief of the Lepidoptera Society. And an EXPERT ON COLOR! He was the first to illustrate the color wheel of today. Mat perfectly to 16×20″ Moses Harris Insect Prints from 1796!


Oliver Goldsmith Insect Print produced in Edinburg Scotland. Hand colored engravings 6 1/2 x 10″


1805 Baron Cuvier Insect Prints. These are English copper plate engravings on rag measuring 6×9″


c.1800 Nodder Butterfly prints. English hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made rag. Stunning condition and colors. Each print measures about 5×9″ and are sold as a set of three for 450.

Trio of c.1800 butterfly prints with archival framing, 2 larger measure 13×16, and one smaller measures 11 wide x 9 high, perfect hung vertically. Set of three 550.


Shubert Insect Prints from c.1875 measure @14×18″ and run 125.-200.each, some smudging…


Trio of 1885 American chromo lithographs of Insect prints, with archival framing, each measures 13×16″ Sold as a set for $500.   Sorry this set is SOLD,  Inquire about another set of these prints with custom framing of your choice.



Humphrey Butterfly and Moth Prints from c.1860 measure about 7×10″ 50. each


1805 Insect prints by JJ Schmuzer. Small 4 x 7″ German hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made rag. Wonderful transformation stages of butterflies, caterpillars, moths, pupa, dragon flies and other bugs. An entomologists dream come true!


Eugene Seguy Insect Prints from the 1920′s. The Pochoir technique of metallic water color is actually a French stencil technique. The butterflies are extraordinary to say the least.   You may view the on my Blog

Insects! We have old antique Insect prints. These insect prints are old engravings and lithographs by various 18th and 19th Century naturalists. Moses Harris, showed the transformations of butterflies and moths in the 1790′s. Humphrey insect comprised of boquets of specimen butterflies and moths! Perfect for framing! We have old Eugene Seguy insect prints with Pochoir metallic water color! We have rare Maria Sybilla Merian Insects of Surinam, and her Insects of Europe. A remarkable work on butterflies and other insects by such an unusual woman of her day! Outstanding Shaw and Nodder butterfly prints. A great selection of antique entomology prints. Old dragonfly, butterfly and even beetle prints!  old insect prints, old prints of butterflies, antique prints of insects, antique butterfly prints, maria sybilla merian, insects of Surinam, transformation of insects, prints of, butterfly, insect, moses harris

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