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Lot 117: Jablonsky, Karl Gustav 1783 Lot of 15 Fine Hand Coloured Butterfly Prints

Est: £250 GBP - £350 GBPPassed
Albion AuctionsSeptember 03, 2015Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Lot of 15 Hand Coloured Copper Plates by Jablonsky, Published 1783 Berlin, for "Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insekten" by Karl Gustav Jablonsky. Paper Size: 10 x 8 inch (25 x 20cm) Mostly very good condition

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Antiquarian Books, Maps and Prints

Albion Auctions
September 03, 2015, 06:00 PM GMT

31a Brook Hill Clowne, Chesterfield, DYS, S43 4RP, UK


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