Maria Sybylla Merian (1647-1717)
'Over de voortteeling en wonderbaerlyke'
Published by J.F. Barnard
NAL Pressmark: 48.E.9. (Plate 37 ).
Maria Sibylla Merian married an artist but was obliged to fend for herself through painting and embroidery commissions when the union went bad. Although her main interest was insects her plant illustrations are second to none and were sought after even during her lifetime.