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Papaya - Carica papaya
A branch of a papaya tree with blossoms and a yellow ripe fruit, two flying grown moth, two caterpillars and two chrysalises.
Original coloured copper engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian, from the book „Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium“, plate No. 64, engraver: J. Mulder Amsterdam 1705/1730
Print size: 38 cm x 27 cm, sheet size: 48 cm x 35,5 cm
Good colours and impression, slight toning from a former mat in the margin, old pencil description at the bottom left corner, altogether in very good condition.