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Classic Illustrated Zoologies and Related Works, 1550-1900

The homepage of this delightful digital caravan features a colorful image of the surmulet fish. It's a nice way to introduce this collection of classic illustrated zoologies. The books here are culled from the New York Public Library's vast holdings and include works from 18th century France, 19th century America, and the magisterial 1837 work The Birds of Europe. These marvelous works are both...

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/classic-illu...