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    cuban butterflies

    "These illustrations are from an atlas of twenty plates that constitutes one volume of 'Histoire Physique, Politique et Naturelle de l'ile de Cuba' (1838-1857), online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library. " @bibliodyssey

    Glaucus radiatus. Hand-colored engraving. Source: Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l’ile de Cuba / par M. Ramon de la Sagra. / Atlas, mollusca. Published: 1838-1857. Author: Ramon de la Sagra (1798-1871). Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research Division, New York Public Library

    Erpétologie Générale, ou, Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles'

    Cuban Macaw

    Cuban tody

    Calms Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle. v. 3 1849 - Atlas (Zoologie-Botanique) Paris

    illustration

    seahorse

    Oak - watercolour by Ruth de Monchaux

    Scientific Illustration -- "Long before X-rays were X-rays and daguerreotypes were de rigueur, academia had drawings. Simple, line-dominated dissections of fauna and flora; art meant more for learning than decoration."

    illustration

    illustrations

    heaveninawildflower: Illustration taken from ‘Abbildung und Beschreibung der Bekanntesten Schmetterlinge.’ Published 1838 by Bauer & Raspe.Cornell University Libraryarchive.org

    Bird illustration

    Venus sea fan - Gorgonia flabellum by BioDivLibrary on Flickr. The naturalists’ miscellany :.London :Printed for Nodder co,1789..biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40297115

    manatee

    bees

    Lemon Illustration

    Botanical illustration of flowers

    scientific illustrations