Monday, January 5, 2009

Monographie der Spinnen

These look much better when you click to enlarge.

BibliOdyssey has a post on the recently digitized Monographie der Spinnen / Monographia Aranearum' (Monograph of Spiders) by Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1835), a German zoologist and artist. The book was issued in installments between 1820 and 1836. you can see the whole thing on the University of Heidelberg's website, here. I like the inclusion of an illustration showing the actual size.

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