Maria Sibylla Merian

2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717

Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

Maria Sibylla Merian is one of the world’s most important botanical artists. She was a true pioneer in both art and natural history. 

Merian is best known for her illustrations of plants and insects and she was the first to record the process of metamorphosis – observing and recording the lifecycle of the butterfly in her publication ‘Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium‘. 

Heritage Prints has a master copy of many images

Heritage Prints has a master copy of many images. But we do not have every certified facsimile giclee print in stock. 

If you cannot find a specific work on our website, please contact us directly and we will start the rigorous process of printing your individual facsimile.