Flora and Fauna of Maranhao, Brazil, as seen by a priest in the 17th century
Transverse section of the head from Topographisch-anatomischer atlas nach durchschnitten an gefrorenen cadavern by anatomist Wilhelm Braune and artist C. Schmiedel.
This is such a beautiful work of art. Created in the late 19th century, it becomes even more impressive when you discover that it was created through a process of chromolithography, a painstakingly slow process that required both patience and precision.
Old German chromolithograph of Alpine flowers by Ernst Heyn, 1894.