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Image number: RS.17661
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Insects and spiders

Date

1630

Creator

Jacob Hoefnagel (b.1575, Flemish), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

40489

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 201mm
width (print): 300mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Decorative cartouche enclosing title, author and imprint details, with a surrounding curtain. Ten insects are arranged around this, including butterflies, beetles, and a mosquito, with two spiders.

Plate 1 [title plate] from the collection Diversae insectarum volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissime depictae, by Jacob Hoefnagel (Amsterdam, Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630).

The plate is numbered, ‘1’, lower right. There is a manuscript shelf mark, upper left: ‘R, VII, 10.’ With a Royal Society stamp bottom centre.

Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-c.1630) Flemish artist and engraver, the son of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1601) Flemish artist.