All posts tagged: Marine animals

A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast, Philip Henry Gose, London: John Van Voorst, 1853

“A naturalist’s rambles on the Devonshire coast”

These illustrations are from a book by Philip Henry Gosse (1810–1888), the literal inventor of the (saltwater) aquarium. The book, titled A naturalist’s rambles on the Devonshire coast, is available for download at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. It was published in London in 1853. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library / BioDiv Flickr License: CC BY 2.0

Atlas ichthylogique, Pieter Bleeker, 1862 (Indonesian Fish Atlas)

Fabulous Fish by Pieter Bleeker (Atlas Ichthylogique)

These illustrations are from a beautiful book about the various fish species in Indonesia, written by Dutch physician and ichthylogist Pieter Bleeker (1819–1878) under the title Atlas ichthyologique des Indes orientales néêrlandaises : publié sous les auspices du gouvernement colonial néêrlandais (Amsterdam, 1862). The Biodiversity Library identifies the book in the public domain. The PDF is available […]

Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, Fishes

Picturebook for Children, Bertuch 1801

German publisher Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747—1822) edited the Bilderbuch für Kinder… (“Picturebook for Children”) in 12 volumes between 1790 and 1830. It appeared in monthly installments and aimed to “spread the knowledge of the epochs out before children” (quoted after Wikipedia). It contains beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, minerals, people, as well as technological inventions […]