A pioneering woman of science re-emerges after 300 years
Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands worked as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist.
Three hundred years after her death, Merian will be celebrated at an international symposium in Amsterdam this June.
In December 2016 “Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium”, first published in 1705 was republished. It contains 60 plates and original descriptions, along with stories about Merian’s life and updated scientific descriptions.