The Humanities Institute
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York, 10458-5126
Marieke Van Delft, Curator of Early Printed Collections, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands
In 1705 the remarkable work Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was published in Amsterdam, the first illustrated overview of the plants and insects of Surinam. In this lecture, held in conjunction with the republication of her masterpiece, Merian will be introduced as an independent woman who traveled from Germany to the Netherlands and Surinam, producing groundbreaking work as an entomologist.
Free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden.