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The Surinam album / Maria Sibylla Merian
Bib ID 3799150
Format BookBook
Author
Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717
 
Edition Facsim. ed. 
Description London : Folio Society, c2006 
91 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 54 x 38 cm + book (87 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.) and 3 prints. 
Summary

91 watercolour facsimiles from the Maria Sibylla Merian Collection in the British Museum.

Notes

Quarter bound in leather. Blocked in gold and silver with a design by David Eccles. Presented in a buckram-bound box (solander, 57 x 40 cm) with gold blocked titling on black goatskin.

"The plates in this facsimile edition of The Surinam Album have been reproduced by digital photography from the original album in the British Museum, London, and printed at Cambridge University Press on Furioso paper. The album has been hand-bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, Yorkshire, using Merian Wove toned rag-content paper for the leaves, Nigerian goatskin leather for the spine, and cloth sides foil-blocked with a design by David Eccles based on Plate 38, the hawkmoth. The edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies for sale to members of The Folio Society and 20 lettered copies which are not for sale" -- leaf [92]

Accompanying commentary by Julie Harvey.

Maps on endpapers in accompanying book.

Bibliography (in accompanying book): 85-87.

Library holds copy 780 of 1000.

Subjects Natural history illustration -- Suriname -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Insects -- Suriname -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Plants -- Suriname -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Vertebrates -- Suriname -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Harvey, Julie

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