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Insecte Collection

"Insecte: A Fascinating Journey into the Abyss" Step into the mysterious world of insects, where an intricate web of life unfolds

Background imageInsecte Collection: Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587540 Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587388 Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Pink granite beetle stele and the 3 obelisks

Pink granite beetle stele and the 3 obelisks
8586080 Pink granite beetle stele and the 3 obelisks by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8588254 Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Tomb of Ramses IX, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Tomb of Ramses IX, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8587204 Tomb of Ramses IX, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)

The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)
8586142 The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief) by Egyptian; Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Beetle stele (sculpture)

Beetle stele (sculpture)
8586053 Beetle stele (sculpture) by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes. Capital of pharaohs between the 16th and 11th centuries BC)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac

Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac
8586035 Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The Abyss

The Abyss
Julien Martin

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2521004

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2505076

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2451673

Background imageInsecte Collection: Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209891 Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre

Background imageInsecte Collection: Letter X: Xilophage, Xiphias. engraving in ' Alphabet'. Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by

Letter X: Xilophage, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles
DUV4209902 Letter X: Xilophage, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher, Paris

Background imageInsecte Collection: Letter M: Mamluk, Muletier, Musician, Marchand de chestnuts. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter M: Mamluk, Muletier, Musician, Marchand de chestnuts. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209829 Letter M: Mamluk, Muletier, Musician, Marchand de chestnuts. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre

Background imageInsecte Collection: Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin

Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin
DUV4209850 Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin. engraving in " Alphabet"

Background imageInsecte Collection: Scene of a cricket fight in China in the years 1870-1880. Engraving after a drawing by Ferdinandus

Scene of a cricket fight in China in the years 1870-1880. Engraving after a drawing by Ferdinandus
LSE4322412 Scene of a cricket fight in China in the years 1870-1880. Engraving after a drawing by Ferdinandus, in " Le Tour du Monde, Nouveau journal des Voyages"

Background imageInsecte Collection: Letter M Mechant. Engraving in 'Album-Alphabet'. A. Quinn, Printer-Publisher, 1885

Letter M Mechant. Engraving in "Album-Alphabet". A. Quinn, Printer-Publisher, 1885
DUV4207813 Letter M Mechant. Engraving in " Album-Alphabet". A. Quinn, Printer-Publisher, 1885. Illustrations by Baron Ernest de Liphart (1847-1934). 28 pages. Dim: 29x22, 5cm

Background imageInsecte Collection: Maying - Mois de mai, une petite fille tient une branche fleurie - Extrait de Afternoon Tea

Maying - Mois de mai, une petite fille tient une branche fleurie - Extrait de Afternoon Tea
DUV4218710 Maying - Mois de mai, une petite fille tient une branche fleurie - Extrait de Afternoon Tea : Rhymes for children - Livre de poemes pour enfants, Frederick Warne & Co, libraire-editeur

Background imageInsecte Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Insecte; Insect (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Insecte; Insect (engraving)
7196412 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Insecte; Insect (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Insecte; Insect)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Portrait of Ginevra d Este also called Portrait of Margarita of Gonzaga (Gonzaga)

Portrait of Ginevra d Este also called Portrait of Margarita of Gonzaga (Gonzaga)
JLJ4577986 Portrait of Ginevra d Este also called Portrait of Margarita of Gonzaga (Gonzaga). Painting on wood by Antonio di Puccio Pisano dit Pisanello (before 1395-1455), 15th century. Dim

Background imageInsecte Collection: Le Rire rouge, Satirique en N&B, 1918_12_28 : the butterflies hunters

Le Rire rouge, Satirique en N&B, 1918_12_28 : the butterflies hunters
ICA4849390 Le Rire rouge, Satirique en N&B, 1918_12_28 : the butterflies hunters: In spite of your bags of mischief sewn with red thread, gentlemen socialentomologists

Background imageInsecte Collection: Elle dansa une saltarelle. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Elle dansa une saltarelle. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212248 Elle dansa une saltarelle. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Les aventures d un papillon" ecrit par PJ Stahl

Background imageInsecte Collection: Voeux de mariage d insectes. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Voeux de mariage d insectes. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212239 Voeux de mariage d insectes. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Godard dans la partie intitulee " Les aventures d un papillon" ecrit par PJ Stahl in "

Background imageInsecte Collection: The fox, the donkey and the animals (Le renard, le singe et les animaux

The fox, the donkey and the animals (Le renard, le singe et les animaux
DUV4214526 The fox, the donkey and the animals (Le renard, le singe et les animaux) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Un vieux papillon regardant l heure avec ses lunettes

Un vieux papillon regardant l heure avec ses lunettes
DUV4212266 Un vieux papillon regardant l heure avec ses lunettes. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans la partie intitulee " Les aventures d un papillon"

Background imageInsecte Collection: Vanite. Painting by Jan Sanders Van Hemessen (1500-1560), 1535-1540. Oil on wood. Dim: 0

Vanite. Painting by Jan Sanders Van Hemessen (1500-1560), 1535-1540. Oil on wood. Dim: 0
JLJ4601831 Vanite. Painting by Jan Sanders Van Hemessen (1500-1560), 1535-1540. Oil on wood. Dim: 0.93 x 0.73m. Lille, Museum of Fine Arts by Hemessen, Jan van (c.1500-75); Musee des Beaux-Arts

Background imageInsecte Collection: the cicada and the ant (La cigale et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine

the cicada and the ant (La cigale et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214248 the cicada and the ant (La cigale et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Frontispice du livre 'Scenes de la vie privee et publique des animaux'

Frontispice du livre "Scenes de la vie privee et publique des animaux"
DUV4212124 Frontispice du livre " Scenes de la vie privee et publique des animaux". Paris, J. Hetzel et Paulin, 1842. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Background imageInsecte Collection: The spider and the swallow (L araignee et l hirondelle) - Fables by La Fontaine

The spider and the swallow (L araignee et l hirondelle) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4215143 The spider and the swallow (L araignee et l hirondelle) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The bear and the garden lover (L ours et l amateur des jardins

The bear and the garden lover (L ours et l amateur des jardins
DUV4214683 The bear and the garden lover (L ours et l amateur des jardins) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The hares ears (Les oreilles du lievre) - Fables by La Fontaine

The hares ears (Les oreilles du lievre) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214409 The hares ears (Les oreilles du lievre) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The fly and the ant (La mouche et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine

The fly and the ant (La mouche et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214326 The fly and the ant (La mouche et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Un cafe frequente par des animaux de tous genres. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Un cafe frequente par des animaux de tous genres. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212531 Un cafe frequente par des animaux de tous genres. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Godard dans la partie intitulee " Voyage d un lion d Afrique a Paris"

Background imageInsecte Collection: Marianne et l Action Francaise. Marianne and the Action Francaise

Marianne et l Action Francaise. Marianne and the Action Francaise
5675070 Marianne et l Action Francaise. Marianne and the Action Francaise. by Le Petit, Alfred (1841-1909); (add.info.: Histoire. France. IIIeme Republique)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Ring with the small cylinders hold a hinge around which a scarab in engraved onyx

Ring with the small cylinders hold a hinge around which a scarab in engraved onyx
LRI741092 Ring with the small cylinders hold a hinge around which a scarab in engraved onyx (= sardonyx) rotates and, on the flat face, a lion devours a deer, from Cuma

Background imageInsecte Collection: Insecte regardant son reflet humain dans le miroir). Vignettes illustrees par JJ

Insecte regardant son reflet humain dans le miroir). Vignettes illustrees par JJ
DUV4212254 Insecte regardant son reflet humain dans le miroir). Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew

Background imageInsecte Collection: Concert d insectes a un bal. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Concert d insectes a un bal. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212255 Concert d insectes a un bal. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Godard dans la partie intitulee " Les aventures d un papillon" ecrit par PJ Stahl in "

Background imageInsecte Collection: Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212135 Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans le prologue intitule " Resume parlementaire" ecrit par PJ Stahl in " Scenes

Background imageInsecte Collection: The hornets and the honey flies (Les frelons et les mouches a miel

The hornets and the honey flies (Les frelons et les mouches a miel
DUV4214170 The hornets and the honey flies (Les frelons et les mouches a miel) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The dove and the ant (La colombe et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine

The dove and the ant (La colombe et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214118 The dove and the ant (La colombe et la fourmi) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: Oiseau chassant les papillons. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Oiseau chassant les papillons. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212408 Oiseau chassant les papillons. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Un renard pris au piege" ecrit par Charles

Background imageInsecte Collection: Criquet jouant de la trompette devant une tortue, un escargot et des limaces

Criquet jouant de la trompette devant une tortue, un escargot et des limaces
DUV4212238 Criquet jouant de la trompette devant une tortue, un escargot et des limaces. Au dessus de lui un autre criquet equilibre marche sur un fil. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Background imageInsecte Collection: The tick and the fly (Le coche et la mouche) - Fables by La Fontaine

The tick and the fly (Le coche et la mouche) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214767 The tick and the fly (Le coche et la mouche) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: The man and the flea (L homme et la puce) - Fables by La Fontaine

The man and the flea (L homme et la puce) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214696 The man and the flea (L homme et la puce) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsecte Collection: L adieu au lecteur a la fin de l ouvrage. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

L adieu au lecteur a la fin de l ouvrage. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212546 L adieu au lecteur a la fin de l ouvrage. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere " Au lecteur" ecrit par PJ Stahl in " Scenes de la vie privee et

Background imageInsecte Collection: Ronde des animaux d eau et des libellules. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Ronde des animaux d eau et des libellules. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212521 Ronde des animaux d eau et des libellules. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Souvenirs d une vieille



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"Insecte: A Fascinating Journey into the Abyss" Step into the mysterious world of insects, where an intricate web of life unfolds. From the depths of The Abyss to enchanting engravings in "Alphabet, " these tiny creatures captivate our imagination. Intriguingly, we encounter a myriad of insect species along this journey. The Xilophagus and Xiphias grace us with their presence, showcasing nature's diversity. Engravings by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre transport us back to 1875 Paris, where art and literature intertwine. As we delve deeper, we stumble upon scenes from China in the late 19th century—a cricket fight immortalized through Ferdinandus' drawing in "Le Tour du Monde. " This glimpse into another culture reminds us that insects have fascinated humanity across time and borders. The Alphabet series introduces us to various professions represented by insects. Harvesters buzzing like industrious bees during letter V's Harvest; Wine flowing like nectar at a Car driven by a diligent insect; Vultures soaring high above as guardians of nature's cycle. Let's not forget the mischievous side either. The Mechant M lurking within Baron Ernest de Liphart's illustrations adds a touch of whimsy to this captivating collection. And who can resist Maying - Mois de mai? A little girl holding a blooming branch reminds us that even insects find joy in springtime splendor. Ginevra d Este gazes at us from her portrait—her beauty rivaling that of any butterfly or firefly fluttering about. Insects have inspired artists throughout history, capturing their essence on canvas for eternity. From Pharmacist ants to Pelican beetles and Postillon butterflies carrying messages on delicate wings—the insect kingdom never ceases to amaze. Umbrella-carrying Firefighters bravely protect their colonies while Penguins waddle through icy landscapes, reminding us of the resilience and adaptability of these remarkable creatures.