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Travel in East Africa in the years 1903-1905: with funds from the Hermann and Elise born Heckmann Wentzel Foundation: Scientific results / By Voeltzkow, Alfred, 1860 - on Flickr.

Publication info
Stuttgart: E. Swiss Bartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1906 - 1923.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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General Swiss Society for the whole science on Flickr.

Publication info Neuchatel [Switzerland] :Schweizerische Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften,1837-1906
Contributing Library:
American Museum of Natural History Library
Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Charles Le Brun: The Relationship between a Human Head and an owl’s head, lion’s head, eagle’s head (c. 1670)

Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) , First Painter to the King Louis XIV, was the founder of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, and the foremost proponent of French classicism. On 28 March 1671, addressing the Royal Academy, he formally presented his treatise:

"all of the various demonstrations that he has drawn, whether heads of animals or heads of men, making note of the signs that mark their natural inclination." (Procès-verbaux de l’Academie I : 358-359)

While the set of drawings is still conserved in the Louvre, the original text has been lost: we have but a rough synthesis by Nivelon, posthumous digests by Henri Testelin and E. Picart, and the dissertation by Morel d’Arleux accompanying the 1806 edition of the engravings.

Fungi illustration by Beatrix Potter

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Bones of the spine, ribs and pelvis

From Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata non solo su gl’ossi, e muscoli del corpo humano by Bernardino Genga

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Herman Henstenburgh, 1667-1726, Netherlands

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Deer with Fangs: Not your mother’s Bambi

[1]  Chinese Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis)
The head of a Chinese water deer on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, a branch of London’s Natural History Museum.

SOURCE: Vampire Deer by MykReeve on Flickr.

[2] Tufted Deer (Elaphodus cephalophus)
A species of small Asian deer characterized by a prominent tuft of black hair on the forehead and, in males, fang-like canines.

It is restricted to the forested mountains of northeast Burma and south central China (also known as the Golden Triangle) which reach heights of 4500 m above sea level, This and its crepuscular habits make study difficult.

SOURCES: animals - Taringa! , Zoochat, and the Wikipedia

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