Professions, Insects, Textile, Dying, Cochineal, Cochenille, cochinilla
"Das Einsammeln der Cochenille"
Cochineal, Cochenille, cochinilla
Latin: "coccinus' (= scarlet-colored)
Original antique print shows worker collecting the small insects used for red dye.
The insects are collected using brushes with deer hair.
Copper engraving with original hand coloring by Carl Bertuch.
The print has some spotting in lower area. A few signs oa age and use and spotting on separate pages.age:
Included are two separate pages of text: one in German and one in Italian describing the culture of special insects for red dye.
Image: 18.5 x 14.5 cm (7.2 x 5.7")