1818 Kirby Spence carabid beetle frontis

1818 Kirby Spence carabid beetle frontis

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Frontis original hand coloured engraving of a carabid beetle from Kirby, William; Spence, William (1818). Introduction to Entomology. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. This is taken as being a foundation text for Entomology, and it is largely on the basis of this book which appeared in many editions that William Kirby (19 September 1759 – 4 July 1850) is considered the "founder of entomology".

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, artwork, beetle, carabid, color, colour, entomology, introduction, kirby, spence, william

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