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This detailed, hand-colored engraving is from Pieter Cramer and Caspar Stolls De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie Waereld-Deelen… Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde lAsie, lAfrique et lAmerique. The work was published in Amsterdam and Utrecht between 1775 and 1784 b y S. J. Baalde and Barthelemy Wild. The work was likely of an edition of 500 published based on the subscribers list.
Pieter Cramer was the primary author, while Casper Stoll completed the project after Cramers passing in 1777. Gerrit Lambertz was the commissioned colorist for the work. Each hand-colored engraving featured exotic butterflies and moths. Papillons Exotiques is the first work on entomology which was arranged according to the Linnean method. Over 1700 species were depicted in the work.