Fine-line images of roses, butterflies, tulips, caterpillars and other specimens of plant and insect life in elegant full-page compositions. These plates are considered among the finest achievements of a great age of floral painting and the engraver's art. Reprinted from the classic, influential works of the famed artist/entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). New English captions.
Graphic artists, textile designers, and others will find this 150 page book a versatile and copyright-free design resource.