Saturday, November 12, 2005

Found Insects

Would it were that my papers were of such magnitude and quality that I could stumble across 261 lithographic plates of insects. Joseph R Stulb believes these plates of Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Hymenoptera were either owned by his American grandfather educated in Heidelburg or his great grandfather from Bavaria. It is estimated they were made sometime between 1830 and 1890.

Stulb donated the lithographs to the Academy of Natural Sciences Library who host them on their firefox-incompatible website (it's a sizeable pageload despite these being thumbnail pictures). The images here are all details and the quoted scientific names are in the image URLs.

1 comment :

Antares said...

they are all amanzing!!

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