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Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785). These are from the rarer Exposition of English Insects (dated 1776, but not published until 1780), considered by many Harris's principal scientific work. It was of particular value to dipterists, and notable also for the author's self-portrait at the age of forty-nine (dated 1780). There was also an issue of 1781, a second edition in 1782, and finally an issue of 1786 which these are from with three  moths plates from the Aurelian  All 500 figures of insects were drawn, engraved and finely coloured by hand by the entomologist and engraver himself. Harris was one of the most outstanding entomologists of the time and the "first to draw attention to the importance of wing neuration in the classification of lepidoptera and upon this principle he arranged the species in his published works, illustrating them in colour with a high degree of accuracy" (Lisney, S. 156f.)



1Plate  1  Moths   (Lepidoptera)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate  8  Moths   (Lepidoptera)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 9  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 10  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 11  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate  13  Moths   (Lepidoptera)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate  14 Crane flies (Tipulae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 15  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 17  Asili (Neoptera ?)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 18  Aphids (Aphides)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 19  Aphids (Chrysides)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £40 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage*




Plate 20  Flies (Conops)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage




Plate 21  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Plate 22  Flies (Pullata)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 24 Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 25  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Plate 26  Bedbugs  (Cimicis)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Plate 28  Moths   (Lepidoptera)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 31 Flies (Diptera)

Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 32  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 33  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Plate 34  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 35  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 36  Flies (Muscae)

Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Plate 39  Bees  (Apicis)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 43  Flies (Muscae)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 49  Bees  (Apicis)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage


Plate 50  Bees  (Apicis)
Moses HARRIS,  (1731-1785).  Original hand coloured engravings from An Exposition of English Insects, including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae. London: White and Robson, Harris was actually accalimed as a very skilled miniature painter and this work allows him to demonstrate his skills with every page hand coloured in detail  Page 29 x 23 cm on excellent quality Whatman type paper  £80 each inc delivery Cheaper on numbers also title page available just ask if more than one is bought as each includes postage



Aurelain Plate 8

Moses Harris (15 April 1730 – c. 1788) was an English entomologist and engraver. He produced The Aurelian or natural history of English insects (1766, 2nd edn 1775). This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations. It was originally published by Harris in 1766; The rich hand-colouring in this work is spectacula and original , and only adds to the beauty of the insects. They are on thick, cream-colored paper that measures. These seem to be one of the two early editions NOT the 1840 reprint which is on more polished white paper They are £185 each delivered or substantially less for the set or collected. These top four are framed in plain wooden possibly oak frames and although age toned all match





Aurelain Plate 7

Moses Harris (15 April 1730 – c. 1788) was an English entomologist and engraver. He produced The Aurelian or natural history of English insects (1766, 2nd edn 1775). This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations. It was originally published by Harris in 1766; The rich hand-colouring in this work is spectacula and original , and only adds to the beauty of the insects. They are on thick, cream-colored paper that measures. These seem to be one of the two early editions NOT the 1840 reprint which is on more polished white paper They are £185 each delivered or substantially less for the set or collected. These top four are framed in plain wooden possibly oak frames and although age toned all match






Aurelain Plate 6

Moses Harris (15 April 1730 – c. 1788) was an English entomologist and engraver. He produced The Aurelian or natural history of English insects (1766, 2nd edn 1775). This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations. It was originally published by Harris in 1766; The rich hand-colouring in this work is spectacula and original , and only adds to the beauty of the insects. They are on thick, cream-colored paper that measures. These seem to be one of the two early editions NOT the 1840 reprint which is on more polished white paper They are £185 each delivered or substantially less for the set or collected. These top four are framed in plain wooden possibly oak frames and although age toned all match






Aurelain Plate 5

Moses Harris (15 April 1730 – c. 1788) was an English entomologist and engraver. He produced The Aurelian or natural history of English insects (1766, 2nd edn 1775). This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations. It was originally published by Harris in 1766; The rich hand-colouring in this work is spectacula and original , and only adds to the beauty of the insects. They are on thick, cream-colored paper that measures. These seem to be one of the two early editions NOT the 1840 reprint which is on more polished white paper They are £185 each delivered or substantially less for the set or collected. These top four are framed in plain wooden possibly oak frames and although age toned all match *not creased pic done through glass*



 

 




Aurelain Plate 4

Moses Harris (15 April 1730 – c. 1788) was an English entomologist and engraver. He produced The Aurelian or natural history of English insects (1766, 2nd edn 1775). This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations. It was originally published by Harris in 1766; The rich hand-colouring in this work is spectacula and original , and only adds to the beauty of the insects. They are on thick, cream-colored paper that measures. These seem to be one of the two early editions NOT the 1840 reprint which is on more polished white paper They are £185 each delivered or substantially less for the set or collected




Der grose Kirschkäfer und das pfeiffende Insect

Blatta maxima – Insectum Fistula Dictum – Le Grand Cerf-volant ; et Le Scarabée sifflant signed: left: G.E. Eduard, ad.viv.del.; right: L.M. Seligmann, sculps et excud. by
Johann Michael Seligmann (German 1720-1762) Johann Michael Seligmann, (engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg 1720-1762) " Recueil de divers Oiseaux étrangers et peu communs, qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de MM Edwards et Catesby. Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les isles Bahama". Nuremberg 1770-1773. Johann Michael Seligmann, was a German publisher, who issued a nine volume compilation of the work of the Englishmen Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Catesby has been called the "Founder of American Ornithology" because of his monumental Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Seligmann issued this a few years after Edwards and Catesby published their work; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonhard Huth, and Seligmann produced new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen. The plates are re-engravings by Johann Michael Seligmann who added to the animal illustrations plants and flowers, partly with insects and butterflies colour is original
George Edwards (1694-1773) was an English naturalist and ornithologist, known as the "father of British ornithology". Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history, and gained some reputation for his coloured drawings of animals, especially birds.'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates, from Designs Copied Immediately from Nature, and Curiously Colored After Life. With a Full and Accurate Description of Each Figure. To Which is Added, A Brief and General Idea of Drawing, and Painting in Water-Colours; with Instructions for Etching on Copper with Aqua Fortis: Likewise Some Thoughts on the Passage of Birds; and Additions to Many of the Subjects Described in this Work.' London, 1743-1751, 4 Vols.
Mark Catesby (1683-1749) came to the American colonies first in 1712 to visit his sister, wife of the secretary to the Governor of Virginia. Catesby's "visit" lasted seven years, during which time his sister provided him with social and scientific contacts and Catesby indulged his collecting. Many of Catesby's specimens were sent to England and in 1719 he was something of a celebrity on his return. In 1722 Catesby returned to America to pursue his Natural History of Carolina Florida and the Bahama Islands , published in London between 1731 and 1743.The plants shown are all from this region.
Original hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £185 unmounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage x 2 **more on the Catesby/Edwards pages**





Émile Blanchard (fl. c. 1845) Original watercolour

Original watercolour with gum arabic page for an illustration for the Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle, 1849 . This has traces of his writing describing the insects and extensive faint script to the base of the pic. Signed to the left E Blanchard some surface soiling but how did it survive absolutely stunning Large plate mounted to preserve ie keep tidy .
. .. . . Charles Émile Blanchard (6 March 1819 – 11 February 1900) was a French zoologist and entomologist born in Paris. His father was an artist and naturalist and Émile began natural history very early in life. When he was 14 years old, Jean Victoire Audouin (1797–1841), allowed him access to the laboratory of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. In 1838, he became a technician or préparateur in this then, as now, famous institution. In 1841, he became assistant-naturalist.He accompanied Henri Milne-Edwards (1800–1885) and Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Breau (1810–1892) to Sicily on a marine zoology expedition. He published, in 1845 a Histoire des insectes, or History of the insects and, in 1854–1856 Zoologie agricole or Agricultural Zoology. This last work is remarkable: it presents in a precise way the harmful or pest species and the damage they cause to various crop plants. This work was illustrated by his father.Next he published an atlas of the anatomy of the vertebrates which appeared between 1852 and 1864. This publication raised his hopes to obtain the chair of reptiles and fish at the Natural History Museum left vacant by the death of Auguste Duméril (1812–1870) but it was finally Leon Vaillant (1834–1914) who was selected. However, in 1862, he was given the chair of natural history of Crustacea, Arachnida and Insects. He left this in 1894 following his infirmity. He was elected, in 1862 into the Academy of Science. He began to lose his sight after 1860 and became blind in 1890. He died in Paris
.. . . . by Charles d'Orbigny, (1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some





Plate 139 + 140: 'Scarab beetles.
Individual insects are mostly named on print. Copper engravings with older colour from 'Encyclopedie Methodique ou par ordre de matieres ...' published between 1782-1832 by Panckoucke. Published as part of the 'Receuil de Planches de l'Encyclopedie, par ordre de matieres. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Tomes 4-10, 1797-1811 and later as an enlarged and re-arranged edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie. : Charles-Joseph Panckoucke (1736-1798) was a French writer and publisher, notable for the Encyclop. His partner was Henri Agasse, married to his daughter Therese-Charlotte, who finished the last 166 volumes after Charles-Joseph died. His son Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke continued in the writing and publishing business as well. Robert Benard (fl. 1750-1785) direxit. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Engraving by Benrad Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 29 cm. The image size is ca. 16 x 24 cm. Sold as the pair as a shame to split them  @165 pr





Congener Tauri volantis Bras plateTab XV  of Beetles
  This rare antique engraving originates from: 'Historiae Naturalis. De Serpentibus Libri Duo.' (Volume 2 of Historiae Naturalis.) by John Johnston, published in Frankfurt by Matthias Merian in 1657.John Johnston (or Johnstone, 1603-1675) was a descendant of a Scottish family. Born in Sambter, Poland, he studied extensively at the famous universities of the day, including St. Andrews, Scotland, Cambridge & Leiden. After many years traveling in Europe, he settled in Silesia. Matthaus Merian was the leading German engraver of the day, from a prominent family of engravers and artists, and the father of  Sybilia Maria Merian.Overall size is ca. 21.5 x 34 cm. The image size is ca. 17.5 x 29 cm.  £55 RARE early


Coleoptera Scarab Beetle
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  x 2
Pictures are larger to allow identification as if I label every name will go nuts . . . sorry ! 
Coleoptera g.Lytta , G. Meloe
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 x 2


`Coleoptera g.tenebrio Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18
 
 Entomology . .Coleoptera. . . carabus   Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18

 Entomology . .Coleoptera. . . cicindella Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18

Diptera g.Tabanus
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18


Coleoptera g.Cryptochephalus Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18

 Coleptera g.Cerambyx
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18


  Coleoptera g.Byrrhus, G.Cistela Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18


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