Lot 1. Merian

Sold:€ 12 000
Auction date:25.03.2020   12:00 UTC +02:00
ID 306661
Lot 1Merian
Merian, Maria Sybilla Erucarum ortus, alimentum et paradoxa methamorphosis, In qua Origo, pabulum, transformatio, nec con tempus, locus & proprietates erucarum, vermium, papilionum, phalaenarum, muscarum, aliorumque hujusmodi exsangium animalculorum exhibentur ... compendiosèque descripta, Amsterdam, Oosterwyk, (1718), 64 p., 3 parts in one volume, with engraved frontispiece by J. Schynvoet, engraved Portrait of Merian by J. Houbraken and engraved head vignette on dedication leaf, with 3-colored in between tracks, and 150 coloured copper-plates, half-leather band of the time on 5 raised bands with spine title, Octave. Stronger age traces, intent with the label, partially stained/browned, some hand-written entries, partially rubbed and best.. provenance: from the estate of a former pharmacist in southern Germany. The first Latin edition of the work "of The caterpillar, marvelous transformation and strange floral food". One of the artistically most significant and most aesthetic Botanical-Zoological works, with atmospheric illustrations of caterpillars and butterflies in their natural environment. The first part of the first appeared in 1679, the second part of 1683, and the third part of 1717.

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