Category: Merian and Her Context

Christiaan Sepp’s Insects: Products of Art, Science, and Nature

During the 17th and 18th century, insects were increasingly being collected and studied, including by Christiaan Sepp, an engraver and instrument maker in Amsterdam.[1] Christiaan Sepp’s son Jan joined the business, having acquired from his father an enthusiasm for insects as well as drawing and engraving skills. …