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Tabrouba – Genipa Americana
A branch of the Tabrouba tree with blossoms and two green fruits. A flying stag beetle, a capricorn beetle sitting on the branch, two different caterpillars sitting on the leafs and a flying hercules bee.
Original coloured copper engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian, from the book „Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium“, plate No. 48, engraver: J. Mulder, Amsterdam 1705/1730
Print size: 38 cm x 27 cm, sheet size: 48 cm x 35,5 cm
Good colours and impression, slight toning of the paper, old pencil description at the bottom left corner, altogether in very good condition.