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Das Insektenbuch. Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

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The masterwork of an entomological pioneer

At a time when few women were educated or literate – and rarely travelled – German-born naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and watercolorist, she documented the metamorphosis of butterflies, laying the foundation for modern en
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Susanne
The most wonderful book of scientific, artful and lifelike renditions of special insects, mainly butterflies and moths, created in 1700 by a German woman from Frankfurt.
Edith
Superb reproduction of Maria Sibylla Merian's plates from the book Insects of Surinam. With description, biography. The observation and detail, color, and even the sense of humor, of these plates, made by the remarkable 50 year old divorced German woman who travelled to Surinam from Holland accompanied by her young daughter in the late 17th c. are magnificent. They can be appreciated for their beauty alone. Well worth acquiring, and highly recommended.
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Maria Sibylla Merian was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly make her a significant contributor to entomology.
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