Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-1790) was a german botanist, entomologist, mycologist, ornithologist and the inventor of the washing machine...or so the story goes.
I had in fact been searching around for his 7 volume series on paper making (for anyone in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is giving talks on Schaeffer and papermaking over the next couple of weeks) and got happily sidetracked by his 'aliens' in 'Abhandlungen von Insecten' from the 1760s/1770s.
All the above images are details and come from Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg. There are 3 volumes. I've kept all 30-odd full plates (about 2 or 3 Mb each) which I might post at some time in the future.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Posted by peacay at 3:45 p.m.