Eyeglass Case and Lens Cloth - Maria Sibylla Merian
- Eyeglass Case with Lens Cloth featuring illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian.
- Fabric covered hard case
- Case measures 6.3 inches x 1.6 inches x 2.5 inches
- Lens cloth measures 6.9 inches x 4.9 inches
- Item #: 12550
In the 17th century, when insects were called beasts of the devil, and women were virtually excluded from the field of science, a young German woman named Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) dedicated her life to the study and depiction of the metamorphosis of insects. A botanical & natural history illustrator, she was the first to record metamorphosis, illustrating the life cycles of 186 insect species.