Tab. XXIII [Silk worms and Millipiedes]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Matthäus Merian II
Published Amstelodami, Apud Ioannem Iacobi Fil. Schipper. MDCLVII [Amsterdam, 1657]
Dimensions Image 280 x 170 mm, Plate 293 x 175 mm, Sheet 364 x 225 mm
Notes A plate depicting silk worms and millipedes 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 52258