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    by Ulisse Aldrovandi, 16th century Bolognese naturalist

    "The Alchemist" - Joseph Leopold Ratinckx - 1860/1937

    Inspire Bohemia: Antique Bat Illustration Prints!

    Instructor Gloria Hixon conducting Zoology class at Howard University.

    Dinosaurs on the Hudson being transported to the New York World’s Fair, 1964


    Hieronymus Bosch - The Creation of the World, closed doors of the triptych 'The Garden of Earthly Delights', c.1500

    Frank nach Hancox - Robert Koch (1843-1910) from 'The Illustrated London News', 1897

    Brown bat mounted to paper with brown ink inscriptions, 1849. One of two preserved animal specimens belonging to John James Audubon, for study and for the watercolors of bats for Quadrupeds of America. New-York Historical Society, Z.3296.2.

    This watercolor belongs to the larger tradition of Company painting, or works made by Indian artists for English patrons (usually employees of the East India Company, hence the name of the school). Its anonymous artist is believed to have been in the circle of painters who worked for Sir Elijah Impey, Chief Justice of Bengal from 1774 to 1782, and his wife


    Watercolor guava tree (Psidium guajava), tarantula (Avicularia avicularia), the spider (Avicularia gen. Spec.), Wolf spider (Rhoicinus spec.), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), leaf-cutting ants (Atta cephalotes ), tailor-ant (Oecophylla spec.), hummingbirds (Trochilidae gen. spec.). 1700–1702. Maria Sibylla Merian: Leningrader Aquarelle. Leipzig, 1974. Bd.2. S.235-237

    (via Anna Maria Sibylla Merian) “For the rest of the eighteen century, Maria Sibylla Merian’s work formed the indispensable foundation for all serious entomological research. Most notably, Carl Linnaeus (Swedish 1701-78), regarded as the father of modern zoological classification, cited her hundreds of times in his research. In contrast, nineteenth century British naturalists severely discredited her work. Recent scholarship, however, has proven that much of the criticism was unfounded .

    The Royal Collection: Sea purslane and Surinam toad Sea purslane and Surinam toad by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).

    Ernst Haeckel (1904)

    Arachnida by Ernst Haeckel

    Ernst Haeckel (seated) and his assistant Nikolai Miklucho on the way to the Canary Islands in 1866 - mlkshk

    Inuit map - navigation aid, carved wood depicting Greenland coastline

    The ‘Celestial Harp’, Medieval manuscript containing a theory that the movement of stars and planets related to music

    Oldest Known Geological Map Fawakhir Gold Mine ( 1350-1205BC ) Egypt

    A Time Table (Mitchell's New General Atlas) 1864

    Works of Galileo Galilei, Part 3, Volume 5, Astronomy: Observations and Related Calculations about the Medicean Planets


    "Vehicles submerged in flood waters along the South Platte River near Greeley, Colo., last September. "Rain comes in heavier downpours," according to the National Climate Assessment, released on Tuesday. Credit John Wark/Reuters"