Detail from an illustration comparing the hedgehog and the porcupine, in Claude Perrault’s 1676 Memoires pour servir a l’histoire naturelle des animaux.
Images from a series of cards that depict dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. The cards were issued by Kakao-Compagnie Theodor Reichardt, a German chocolate company.
Edward Donovan, 1799, The natural history of British shells.
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I don’t live anywhere near New York but the NYPL Digital Gallery is a fantastic resource that I’ve used many times.