Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). Detail
Hand-colored engraving with etching after Titian Ramsey Peale.
In: Thomas Say, American Entomology,
or descriptions of the insects of North America
Vol. 3 of 3 (1824-28).
Rare Books Division
The New York Public Library
Photo courtesy of The New York Public Library
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