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Plate 013 by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives on Flickr.
“Pattern Darker” Pattern Plates for the Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, Between 1810-1845 Location: The John Work Garrett Library  Call No.: QL 425.G7 S69 1812 FOLIO Original archival hand colored pattern plates for James Sowerby’s”Mineral conchology of Great Britain, or, Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals, or shells which have been preserved at various times, and depths in the earth.” This work was published over a 34 year period (1812-1846). The final parts were produced by his son James De Carle, with the help of George Brettingham. When complete, the published work contained 650 colored plates, each with a letter-press description, in seven volumes Copper plate engravings in black printing ink, hand colored with watercolor, with iron gall ink and graphite inscriptions.

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Plate 013 by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives on Flickr.

“Pattern
Darker”

Pattern Plates for the Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, Between 1810-1845

Location: The John Work Garrett Library
Call No.: QL 425.G7 S69 1812 FOLIO

Original archival hand colored pattern plates for James Sowerby’s”Mineral conchology of Great Britain, or, Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals, or shells which have been preserved at various times, and depths in the earth.” This work was published over a 34 year period (1812-1846). The final parts were produced by his son James De Carle, with the help of George Brettingham. When complete, the published work contained 650 colored plates, each with a letter-press description, in seven volumes

Copper plate engravings in black printing ink, hand colored with watercolor, with iron gall ink and graphite inscriptions.


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Cephalopodoptera / Squid Moth
Finland-based artist Vladimir Stankovic has created an awesome series of animated illustrations of an entirely new class of organisms: Cephalopodoptera. These beautiful creatures appear to be a combination of various mollusc (Octopuses and squid) and insect (Moths and beetles) species. What a wonderful discovery for the worlds of art and science alike!

“Cephalopodoptera is a newly discovered order of species, a link between molluscs and insects. They live in the deepest underwater caves of the oceans worldwide. With the characteristics and intelligence of moths, beetles, octopuses and squid, these animals have managed to remain hidden for centuries. As we speak, tests and experiments are being carried out in order to know more about these mysterious and elusive creatures…”

Visit Laughing Squid to view many more of Vladimir Stankovic’s shimmering and tentacular creatures.

archiemcphee:

Cephalopodoptera / Squid Moth

Finland-based artist Vladimir Stankovic has created an awesome series of animated illustrations of an entirely new class of organisms: CephalopodopteraThese beautiful creatures appear to be a combination of various mollusc (Octopuses and squid) and insect (Moths and beetles) species. What a wonderful discovery for the worlds of art and science alike!

“Cephalopodoptera is a newly discovered order of species, a link between molluscs and insects. They live in the deepest underwater caves of the oceans worldwide. With the characteristics and intelligence of moths, beetles, octopuses and squid, these animals have managed to remain hidden for centuries. As we speak, tests and experiments are being carried out in order to know more about these mysterious and elusive creatures…”

Visit Laughing Squid to view many more of Vladimir Stankovic’s shimmering and tentacular creatures.


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mariposima:

Medieval Wound Man, “…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain.”

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Medieval Wound Man, “…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain.”

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Illustrations from The Dodo and It’s Kindred by H. E. Strickland, 1848.


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Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790-1830, Fabelwesen 2.

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Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790-1830, Fabelwesen 2.


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