March 23, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Maria Sibylla Merian

(German, 1647–1717)

Five Plates, 10, 24, 28, 42, and 54, from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (or Veranderingen der Surinaamsche), Pieter Sluyter and Joseph Mulder, engravers, Amsterdam, 1730, hand-colored engravings on laid paper, plates approximately 14-1/2 x 10-3/4 in., matching gilt wood frames, 29-1/2 x 25-1/2 in.

Provenance:Collection of Marion and Theodore Gore, Williamsburg, Virginia


some toning, foxing and light fading, not examined out of frames, not apparently laid down; frames with minor abrasions

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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