Antique Butterfly Prints From F. Berge's Schmetterlingsbuch
Antique Butterfly Prints
From F. Berge's Schmetterlingsbuch
(and H. v. Heinemann and W. Steudel)
Published in by Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1883
Arranged like colorful and beautiful flower bouquets, these attractive and decorative hand-colored lithographs show, with scientific accuracy, the colorful European world of butterflies and moths. While the scientist finds his Arctiidae, Drepanulidae, Geometridae, Psychidae or Zygaenidae, the lover of beauty finds his eyeful of pleasantry, enjoying multitude and arrangement and the abundance of color
Page size: 28 x 21,8 cm (11 x 8.6 ")
At the top of each image is a number for the plate. Within the
image are various numbers that were used to indentfy the butterflies.
The colors of the prints are more brillant than these scans show.
All prints have only light age toning and very minimal spotting.
Special faults are listed separately.