Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Oken's Natural History Part II















[click for much larger versions]

There was some beautiful illustration work that went into Lorenz Oken's 1843 natural history book: 'Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte' at the HAAB website. I particularly like the facial expressions on the reptiles. No doubt a lot of it was derivative work. Great stuff. Thanks again to The Cartoonist for finding it.
[see also Part I: Oken Marine Species]

4 comments :

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;-))

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pk said...

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