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Plate from ‘Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensium’ (1719) by Maria Sibylla Merian. Image and text courtesy - theantiquarium.com

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Maria Sibylla Merian - Stag Beetle, Palm Tree Hand-colored etching

Anna Maria Sibylla Merian(1647-1717)

from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, Plate XX. (Thysania agrippina), 1705 by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Maria Sibylla Merian - Pepper Plant, Capsicum

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Maria Sibylla Merian - Pepper Plant, Capsicum Hand-colored etching

Plate 57 to Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) - Royal Collection Trust.

Plate 57 to Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian - Royal Collection Trust.

Metamorphosis of beetles [Credit: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717): Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, 1705]

Metamorphosis of beetles [Credit: Maria Sibylla Merian Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, - I love biological illustrations

Maria Sibylla Merian, Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Plate 11. Pallisaden Boom - Pallisade Tree with moths and caterpillars

Giant Silk Moths (Arsenura armida), caterpillars, and larvae are populating a branch of flowering Purple Coraltree (Erythrina fusca).

MARIA SYBILLA

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.

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