Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-Dutch botanist, entomologist and visual artist who created a groundbreaking work on South American insects and plants.
When the names of the insects are not included, it is because the names of the names are not known at Sibylla Merian's lifetime.
The motifs on the cards:
Ananas comosus - Pineapple
Ficus carica - Fig tree
Citrus sinensis - Sweet orange
Theobroma cocoa - Cacao tree
Capsicum annuum - Bell pepper
Anacardium occidentale - Cashew tree
Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla
The illustrations are reproduced according to a hand-colored copy of Histoire générale des insectes de Suriname et de toute l'Europe (ed. P.-J. Buchoz), I-III Paris 1771.
The cards are printed on European Swan-labeled company and are made from environmentally certified FSC paper.
The envelopes are made of eco-friendly eucalyptus paper.