Carl Gustav Jablonsky (1756-1787) was a naturalist, especially an entomologist, but also a talented illustrator and he was the private secretary of the Queen of Prussia. Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst (1743-1807) was a zoologist and he published several works on insects, but also on crustaceans and annelids. Both lived and worked in Berlin.
Originally coloured copper engravings with butterflies from "Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten" by C.G. Jablonsky & J.F.W. Herbst, Berlin 1785 - 1806.