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this is a GORGEOUS! rare antique hand coloured engraving printed paris in 1861

it depicts a single beetle against an uncoloured background
the colouring is delicate yet meticulously accurate with 'true to life' detail

the print measures aprox 6 x 9"
in the frame the outside measurement is 10 x 12'

it comes from one of the finest natural history series titled "dictionaire universal d'histoire naturelle" published in the mid 19th century

the series featured most of the centuries top illustrators and engravers
and was written by one of the foremost french naturalist ~ d'orbigny

a copy of the title page with the date, publisher and engraver's information will be included with the print

~shipping charges include full insurance against loss & damage~

i use recycled materials in my packaging. please let me know if you want new materials used to ship your particular package.

NB. this engraving is 150 years old as such there may be varying spots of foxing and aging... so **please look at the photos carefully!**

please check out at my other animals listings from this fabulous series...

... thanks for looking!

beetle 1861 antique engraving rare and elegant framed and ready to hang


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, antique engraving
  • Only ships within United States.
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