Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 20, Arbre de Gomme gutte (Gummi Guttae Tree with White Witch, Cocoon, and Caterpillar of Hawk Moth and Drops of Resin), from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, 1719; Hand-colored etching, 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.; © Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C.

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 20, Arbre de Gomme gutte (Gummi Guttae Tree with White Witch, Cocoon, and Caterpillar of Hawk Moth and Drops of Resin), from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, 1719; Hand-colored etching, 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.; © Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C.

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 20, Arbre de Gomme gutte (Gummi Guttae Tree with White Witch, Cocoon, and Caterpillar of Hawk Moth and Drops of Resin), from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, 1719; Hand-colored etching, 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.; © Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C.

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