Tab. III [Beetles, Lice, Mayflies, Dragonflies]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Matthäus Merian II
Published Amstelodami, Apud Ioannem Iacobi Fil. Schipper. MDCLVII [Amsterdam, 1657]
Dimensions Image 270 x 170 mm, Plate 290 x 173 mm, Sheet 362 x 230 mm
Notes A plate depicting various species of beetle, louse, mayfly, and dragonfly from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Insectis, Libri III, published in 1657.

Matthäus Merian II (1621-1687) was a portrait painter, engraver and publisher. Born in Basel he was the son of Matthäus Merian the Elder and half brother of Maria Sibylla Merian. In 1650, after his father's death, he took over the family printing business.

Condition: Excellent impression.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 52252