Der Raupen wunderbare Verwandlung und sonderbare Blumen-nahrung (The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillers and their Strange Diet of Flowers)

1679–83
Illustrated by Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647–1717), Printer Andreas Knorz (German, died in 1685), Publisher David Funck (German, 1642–1709), Publisher Johann Andreas Graf (German, 1637–1701)


Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

VD17 23:292909S (1679 only); Hollstein, German, XXV, p. 84, no. 2; Nissen II, p. 123, no. 1342

Dimensions

Overall [vol. 1]: 20.2 x 17 x 2.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 11/16 x 7/8 in.) Overall [vol. 2]: 20.6 x 16.5 x 2 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1460a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 102 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Nuremberg and Frankfurt: Andreas Knorz, for Johann Andreas Graff and David Funck, 1679-1683) Quarto; [vol. 1] 109 leaves, [vol. 2] 106 leaves; [vol. 1] modern half vellum, marbled paper boards, [vol. 2] modern half vellum, gilt-stamped decorated paper

Illustrations of caterpillars and butterflies feeding on flowers


Nuremberg and Frankfurt: Andreas Knorz, for Johann Andreas Graff and David Funck, 1679-1683

Provenance

Hellmuth Wallach, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 14, 1960.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund