I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I love old prints or drawings of plants, insects and animals. Some of them are truly beautiful - plus, quite often they give you at least something of scientific value. That be the correct name of the item in question, naming of structural or skeletal parts, some latin to add to your vocabulary...perhaps simply a better understanding of the diversity of nature.
The pictures certainly are a step in the right direction of that professor's den, don't you think?
|Drawings of spiders. |
Found in an antique store in Prague.
I love the details!
|A bird and a flower. Prints from the 1800's sometime. |
Found in an antiquarian in Oslo.
Not sure when the colour came to.
|A picture of a dragonfly I have had for a while.|
This is where the idea came from.