The Butterflies of Titian Ramsay Peale Notecards
American Museum of Natural History
This set of notecards is based on Titian Ramsay Peale's The Butterflies of North America, an unpublished nineteenth -century manuscript equivalent in scope to Audubon's Birds of America. Inspired by the collage-like quality of Peale's original notes and drawings, this exquisite keepsake box contains 32 flat cards, 16 envelopes, and cotton twine; tie two cards together to create 16 two-layer cards. Peale's manuscript is now housed in Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History's Library. Also see: The Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's Lost Manuscript (978-1-4197-1784-0) and The Butterflies of Titian Ramsay Peale Journal (978-1-4197-1805-2).
Artist and naturalist Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was the sixteenth child of the important American artist Charles Willson Peale. The Peale family of artists played a significant role in the development of the arts in America. Founded in 1869, The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Its collections and exhibitions attract about five million visitors annually.