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Der Raupen wunderbare Verwandlung und sonderbare Blumen-nahrung (The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillers and their Strange Diet of Flowers)

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Nuremberg and Frankfurt: Andreas Knorz, for Johann Andreas Graff and David Funck, 1679-1683


Hellmuth Wallach, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 14, 1960.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


Place of Publication

Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

VD17 23:292909S (1679 only); Hollstein, German, XXV, p. 84, no. 2; Nissen II, p. 123, no. 1342


Overall [vol. 1]: 20.2 x 17 x 2.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 11/16 x 7/8 in.) Overall [vol. 2]: 20.6 x 16.5 x 2 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

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Illustrated book with 102 engravings


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