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


Maria Sibylla Merian

(German, 1647–1717)

Two plates: Giant Sphinx Moth, Cocytius antaeus Plate 38 and another unidentified Plate 45, from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, 1705, circa 1766, Pieter Sluyter and Joseph Mulder, engravers, hand-colored engraving on laid paper, one with cocoon shaped watermark, plate 15-1/8 x 10-3/4 in. page 19-3/4 x 13-5/8 in.; modern parcel gilt wood frame, 24-5/8 x 19-1/2 in.

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


Plate 38 examined out of frame, minimal foxing, hinged in, good color; frames with abrasions

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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