Images of butterflies and other insects straight out of the late 16th century. Flemish. Plates from Joris Hoefnagel’s “Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis).” Living from 1542 to 1600 he also wrote “Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata.”

Plate IX.
Plate IX. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69670.html
Plate XVII.
Plate XVII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69678.html
Plate VIII.
Plate VIII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69749.html
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