These images are all from a 2nd (forgotten) ebay link to John Johnston's Historiæ Naturalis. I don't think I've seen all of these mostly bizarre engravings before. But between the copying and borrowing that went on with the printers etc and my perennial trawling of similar material, it's always hard specifically remembering. To the best of my understanding, these sections of Johnston's book are nowhere else online. Excellent beasties.
[yesterday's Johnston post]
[previous vintage whale engravings]
Addit: I'm happily proved wrong: Loumez tells us that the whole of Historiæ Naturalis is actually online at Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen [search author: 'Jonston']. But these are photocopy quality.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Posted by peacay at 12:57 a.m.