Merian: Banana
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Banana - Bacove(bakba) – Baccaves

A banana plant with a lizzard and lizzard eggs, a fruit cut in half and a caterpillar climbing on it, a second whole fruit with a chrysalis and a tropical butterfly, a secon butterfly flying above it.

Original coloured copper engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian, from the book „Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium“, plate No. 23, engraver: J. Mulder, Amsterdam 1705/1730.

Print size: 39 cm x 27,5cm; Sheet size: 50,5 cm x 35,3 cm

Beautiful print and colours, minimal toning of the paper from a former mat, wide margins, old pencil description at the bottom margin, altogether in very good condition.