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A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Scientist

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A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Scientist

$18.95

By Boris Friedewald

The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this charming and elegant book.

A woman ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was an intrepid explorer, naturalist, scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This lovely, impeccably designed book tells Merian’s incredible life story alongside colorful reproductions of her engravings and watercolors of the butterflies she encountered during her lifetime in Germany and the Netherlands, and her seminal trip to the Dutch colony of Surinam. The book recounts Merian’s monumental expedition, her work as an advocate for the slave laborers of Surinam, and her important studies of the
anatomy and life cycle of the butterfly.

Hardcover, 144 pages