A masterpiece of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the largest female scientists
and artists from the 17th century. Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (published in 1705) was the work of a
very enterprising and independent woman.
In 1699, she traveled to Surinam specifically to research the propagation and development
of insects. Nowadays, it is regarded as a highly-favored artist, but also as an empirical
scientist, who, as one of the first, referred to the common idea of the spontaneous
generation of insects from earth to the empires of the fables. Her life and work are i
nternationally investigated by botanists, entomologists and historians who engage in
the history of science, art, religion and economics.
See as well the video of this book.