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Monday, January 25, 2021

The Public Domain Review

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Founded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.

19th Century Lithographs of the Extraordinary Mammals of Australia

John Gould's Mammals of Australia (1845–63)   In 1838, the English ornithologist John Gould set sail for Australia with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Gould. The...

A Fanciful Collection of 18th Century Illustrations of Animals

From 1749 to his death in 1788, the Comte de Buffon composed thirty-six volumes of his monumental Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. This vast...

12 Beautiful 19th Century Watercolors of Wildlife

The Bestiarium of Aloys Zötl (1831-1887) These beautiful watercolors come from the Austrian painter Aloys Zötl's Bestiarium, a series of exquisite paintings of various animals...

10 Intricate Jellyfish Illustrations from the 19th Century

The German biologist Ernst Haeckel was fascinated by medusae, the umbrella-shaped animals commonly called jellyfish. For Haeckel, whose imagination was shaped in the Romantic...

10 Stunning 19th Century Great Barrier Reef Illustrations and Photos

Images from William Saville-Kent's The Great Barrier Reef of Australia (1893) While naming and arranging corals in the Natural History Department of the British Museum,...

20 Exquisite 16th Century Watercolors of Medicinal Plants

These wonderful full-page watercolor illustrations are from a 16th-century edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica. Dioscorides (ca. 40–90 AD),...

These 19th Century Illustrations Depict the Beauty of Bugs

This article and collection of exquisite insect illustrations by Jean-Henri Fabre is from The Public Domain Review, an online journal and nonprofit that's "dedicated...

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