Turtle Anatomy, in Stunning Images from 1820 | Brain Pickings

The very rare, series, 'Anatome Testudinis Europaeae', by LH Bojanus was published in (in Latin), and includes 39 stipple engravings by F Lehmann after drawings by the author.

Images from Anatome Testudinis Europaeae (1819-21) by the German physician and naturalist Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus (1776–1827). Bojanus was born at Bouxwiller in Alsace and studied at Darmstadt and the University of Jena. In 1806 he became professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Vilnius, switiching to comparative anatomy in 1824.

Images from Anatome Testudinis Europaeae by the German physician and naturalist Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus Bojanus was born at Bouxwiller in Alsace and studied at Darmstadt and the University of Jena.

biblioguerilla:    Turtle skeleton.  From Gabriele Fallopio’s lectures on comparative anatomy (First published 1575)

From Gabriele Fallopio’s lectures on comparative anatomy (First published Squelette de tortue

Skulls of Macrochelys temminckii (alligator snapping turtle) and Chelydra serpentina (common snapping turtle), Catalogue of shield reptiles in the collection of the British Museum,1855-1872

Skulls of Macrochelys temminckii (alligator snapping turtle) and Chelydra serpentina (common snapping turtle), Catalogue of shield reptiles in the collection of the British

Anatome testudinis Europaeae 4 by peacay, via Flickr

Nice drawing to show turtle skeleton Turtle AnatomyAnatome Testudinis Europaeae by the German physician and naturalist Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus

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