This set of notecards is based on Titian Ramsay Peale’s The Butterflies of North America, an unpublished nineteenth -century manuscript equivalent in scope to Audubon’s Birds of America.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.
The Butterflies of Titian Ramsay Peale Notecards
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.