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The etching of today was made by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677), who was born in Bohemia but made this work in Antwerp, Belgium ca. 1644–1652.

PMA 1985-52-34523_

Besides the five butterflies and a caterpillar, a land snail is shown from its right-hand side, the dextral shell in top-view. It is a very realistically made snail, even the border of the foot is detailed in this etching. Knowing the place of origin, one is tempted to see a Cepaea species in it.

PMA 1985-52-34523_d

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[1] http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/31008.html?mulR=638456549|8

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