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Half height banner for Maria Merian exhibition, showing a butterfly
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Cassava with White Peacock Butterfly and young Golden Tegu


RCIN 921158

Merian included a young Golden Tegu lizard (Tupinambis teguixin) in this illustration as decoration and to advertise her intention to publish a second volume. She also drew the lizard fully-sized.

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