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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.