Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Entomology Category (Butterflies)
In 1826, the Zoological Society of London was founded in order to promote the study of zoology. One notable role of the society is the series of works entitled “Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London”. In these publications, several well-known artists and lithographers contributed illustrations of various animals, birds, butterflies, shells, etc. from around the world, often introducing newly discovered species. This publication includes works by Joseph Smit, J. G. Keulemans, A.G. Butler, E.W. Robinson, G. Willis, J. Wolf and G. B. Sowerby, who were considered some of the most talented artists and lithographers of the day. Prints from the “Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London” were printed in color and finished by hand.