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Book, An Exposition of English Insects, 1776

This is a Book. It was written by Moses Harris.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries.

It is dated 1776.

Moses Harris, an artist and entomologist (insect specialist), designed one of the earliest organized color systems as a tool to help naturalists identify insect species. His early color wheel is based on the three “prismatic” (primary) colors: red, yellow, and blue.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, QL482 .G7H315 1776.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 30 × 46 cm (11 13/16 × 18 1/8 in.)

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