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Donovan-NewHolland-16 Lepidoptera - Cossus Nebulosus

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Donovan-NewHolland-16 Lepidoptera - Cossus Nebulosus


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Lepidoptera - Cossus Nebulosus – Cossus Lituratus
  • Taken from the original editions
  • Printed in the original size
  • Age resisting white etching paper
  • Archival ink resisting fading for 100 years
  • Highest possible resolution

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Shipping costs unframed prints:

per order Rest of the World: USD $38

per order EU: USD $25

per order NL: USD $16



We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, original size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable form the original when glazed and framed.

Title of the print:  Lepidoptera - Cossus Nebulosus – Cossus Lituratus

Artist and Author: Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Prints Publication : This facsimile giclee is from the  first  print of:
An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects
New Holland, New Zealand. New Guinea, Otaheite
and other Islands of the Indian, Southern and Pacific Ocean
London, 1805

Paper size: 36,5 x 30,5 cm, exactly as the original print.

Plate size: Exactly as the original plate.

Edition: The edition will be limited to 150 prints, numbered 1/150 to 150/150, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

Certificate of Authenticity: On demand

Source of the original : This Heritage Facsimile Edition print is made from an extremely well-preserved early museum original subscription which has been cared for in the hands of this one owner only – Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands).

Museum Quality: The proofs of our prints are carefully compared and corrected with the originals and the final prints always have the original size. As a result, the naked eye is unable to distinguish the originals from the facsimile prints when framed and glazed.

Durability: To ensure the durability, our facsimiles are printed on acid-free white-edged paper with archive inks. Each facsimile has it all: every incredibly fine line detail of every lithographic plate or engraving; every delicate brushstroke of every original.

About the Original: Apart from occasional excursions in England and Wales Donovan never left London. His “An Epitome of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite and other islands in the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans” is based on specimens collected by Joseph Banks and William Bayly an astronomer on the second and third voyages of James Cook, specimens in the collection of Dru Drury and other private collections as well as his own museum. It is the first publication dealing exclusively with the insects of Australia. Donovan personally undertook all steps of the illustration process for his books, the drawing, the etching and engraving and the hand colouring) which are not visible. At other times the fineness of his engraving and etching is apparent giving his illustrations the appearance of being watercolours.