Maria Sibylla Merian From Transformations of the insects of Surinam 1705
Botanicum - Giant Waterlily
Catalog of Botanical Illustrations, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Banana and Pineapple with Butterfly
This illustration of Musa balbisiana, a type of wild banana, appeared in Nikolaus von Jacquin's Icones plantarum rariorum, which was published between 1781 and 1793.
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thegetty: Maria Sibylla Merian and her daughters were pioneers of natural history illustration and entomology. Among other achievements, at age 52 Maria Sibylla sold most of her belongings and set sail for the Dutch colony of Suriname. That was in 1699. Mulberries, caterpillars, and moths, Maria Sibylla Merian, in De Europische insecten (European Insects), 1730. The Getty Research Institute