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This post was contributed by Jessica Downie, 2018 Smithsonian American Art Museum summer intern with the American Art and Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library, and a rising senior at Bucknell University. During my internship this summer, I have been working to merge a recent donation of materials from the Arts Students League of New York (ASL) with the AA/...
Plate from Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis. Illustration of Triton from Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis. As a commemoration of the Imperial collection of shells in Vienna, the printed folio of Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis of 1780, is splendid. The eighteen engraved plates, carefully colored by hand, render individual...
This post first appeared on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog. Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann. Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium. 1758. Contributed in BHL from Smithsonian Libraries. Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium has been described as one of the most beautiful works devoted to frogs and amphibians. The work of German...