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Schmetterlinge, aus: De uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America = Papillons exotiques des tros parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique […], Bd. 1. Amsteldam [etc.]: Chez S. J. Baalde, 1775-1791, Pl. XIV. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Rar 86