Shells from D’Amboinsche Rariteitkamer, 1741, Georg Rumpf’s curiosity cabinet, illustrated by Maria Sybilla Merian.

Coral, seashells, and sea urchins from Deliciae naturae selectae, Georg W. Knorr, 1766, a natural history book containing hand-colored copperplate engravings.

Three plates from Deliciae Naturae Selectae, Georg W. Knorr, 1766.

More plates by Georg Knorr.

Philip H. Gosse, 1860, Actinologia britannica.

Philip H. Gosse, 1860, Actinologia britannica.

J.-S.-C Dumont d’Urville, 1830, Voyage de la corvette l’Astrolabe.

J.-S.-C Dumont d’Urville, 1830, Voyage de la corvette l’Astrolabe.

Napoleon I, 1809-17, Description de l’Egypte: Histoires Naturelles Planches.

Napoleon I, 1809-17, Description de l’Egypte: Histoires Naturelles Planches.

Edward Donovan, 1799, The natural history of British shells.

Edward Donovan, 1799, The natural history of British shells.

Georg W. Knorr, 1766-77, Deliciae naturae selectae.

Georg W. Knorr, 1766-77, Deliciae naturae selectae.

Martin Lister, 1685, Historiae conchyliorum, illustrated by his daughters, Susannna and Anna.

Martin Lister, 1685, Historiae conchyliorum, illustrated by his daughters, Susannna and Anna.

Pierre Belon, 1553, De Aqualilibus.

Pierre Belon, 1553, De Aqualilibus.