Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

Biography:  Merian was the daughter of engraver and the step-daughter of artistA self-taught entomologist, she was encouraged in painting, and was fascinated by butterflies and moths.  She undertook a dangerous journey to South America in 1699 to in order to draw and paint New World butterflies.

Volume Title:
Histoire des insectes de l'Europe / dessinée d'aprés nature & expliquée par Marie Sibille Merian ; traduite du Hollandois en Francois par Jean Marret, by Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717.
Amsterdam : Jean Frederic Bernard, 1730.

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