More tropical fish taken from John Whitchurch Bennett’s 1830 work “A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.” Some of the first images of tropical fish published in London. These plates are from the 1834 edition.

Chaetodon vespertilio.” Page 31. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n31/mode/1up
:\”Chaetodon vagabundus.” Page 40. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n39/mode/1up
Scorpaena miles.” Page 48. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n48/mode/1up
Balistes aculeatus viridis/” Page 52. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n51/mode/1up
Sparus Decussatus.” Page 68. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n68/mode/1up

Butterflies and moths, taken from John William Lewin’s work “Lepidoptera: Collected, Engraved, and Faithfully Painted after Nature”. Published in London in 1822.

“Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Papilio of Linn. Family: Phalaenoides. Phalaenoides Glycinae.” Plate I. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+1/mode/1up
Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Sphinx of Linn. Sphinx Ardenia.” Plate II. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+2/mode/1up
” Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Phalaena. Family: Bombyx of Linn. Bombyx Vulnerans.” Plate 4. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/5/mode/1up

More from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These plates from Volume I.

“Portions of a Khyber Knife,’Chhuri’: Handle, ebony; Sheath, brass; Mounts, enamel on silver. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Alwar, Rājpūtānā.” Page 87. Drawn by Lachkmi Narain, Brahman. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/87/mode/2up
“Daggers. ‘Peshkbaz’: Handles, all jade. 1. Sheath covered with red velvet. 2. Sheath covered with green velvet. 3. Sheath covered with red velvet. 1. 2. 4. Jeypore Armoury. 3. Thākur Fateh Singh, Jeypore. 1. 2. 4. Drawn by Narayan, carpenter. 3. Drawn by Raghnāth, Potter.” Page 97. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/97/mode/2up
“Powder flask: Buffalo horn and ivory. The cap is carved with figures. Siva riding on the bull Nāndi, and Pārvati (the goddess Dūrga, Kāli, etc.) mounted on her vehicle – the Tiger. 2. The same Flask (side view) on a reduced scale. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore, Rājpūtānā. Drawn by Murli, Carpenter. Page 105. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/105/mode/2up

The Arctic when it was the new frontier. More plates from Sir George Back’s 1836 work “Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean,” Sir Back having been the expedition leader. He may have done the drawings these plates are based on. It doesn’t say.

“Sussex Lake, source of the Thlew-ee-choh, August 28, 1833.” Page 169. Louis Hague, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n169/mode/2up






” Crossing Lake Aylmer. June 25, 1834.” Page 320. E Finden, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n320/mode/2up
“View of the Aurora Borealis.” Page 618. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/618/mode/2up

Pictures of the firmament above us, taken from Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s pastels that were turned into plates for his 1882 work “The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings.” Beautiful. Published by Scribner’s in New York.

“Solar protuberances: Observed on May 5, 1873 at 9h, 40m. A.M.” (rotated into the horizontal). Image ID#02. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e6c8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Total eclipse of the sun: Observed July 29, 1878, at Creston, Wyoming Territory.” Image ID#03. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e81f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Group of sun spots and veiled spots: Observed on June 17th 1875 at 7 h. 30 m. A.M.” Image ID#01. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e6c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Aurora Borealis: As observed March 1, 1872, at 9h. 25m. P.M.” Image ID#04. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e6cd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

More of an older Australia, illustrations by George French Angas’ for “South Australia Illustrated” which was published in London in 1847 . Collections of the State Library of South Australia.

“Port Lincoln, looking across the Boston Bay towards Spencers Gulf, Stanford Hill and Thistle Island in the Distance.” Page 42. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18569
“Mount Cambier, and one of its volcanic lakes (after sunset). Page 50. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18577
“Waungerri Lake and the Marble Range westward of Port Lincoln.” Page 59. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18586
“Lower Falls of Glen Stuart, on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide.” Page 65. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18592

Fish. Fish a little while ago, that is, plates taken from Jonathan Couch’s work “A history of the fishes of the British islands.” Volume I. Published in London by Groombridge in 1868-1869.

“Surmullet.” Plate XLVII, Page 209. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/316/mode/1up
“Red Mullet.” Plate XLVIII. Page 217. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/326/mode/1up
“Bogue.” Plate L. Page 224. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/338/mode/1up
“Becker. Plate LI. Page 229. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/343/mode/1up
“Couch’s Sea Bream.” Plate LII. Page 230. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/348/mode/1up

Dinosaurs with nice smiles looking happy. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Pareiasaurus. Total length about nine feet (Remains found in Cape Colony, South Africa).” Page 104. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=104&size=125
“A triassic labyrnthodont (about 1/6 natural size): A Belemnite: under view showing funnel by the aid of which it moved backwards.” Page 99. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=99&size=125
“Plesiosaurus.” Page 108. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=108&size=125
“Ceratosaurus (Total length about 20 feet). Remains found in Jurassic strata of Colorado, U.S.A.” Page 118. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=118&size=300
“Megalosaurus. Total length about 25 feet (Remains found in England, France, South Africa, and India)”. Page 130. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=130&size=400

More plates with more dinosaurs coming.