Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.
This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.
© AMNH/D. Finnin
Done in Barcelona, Spain by Laura Knox
shark silhouette E6 slide film by darrennina back in the days of E6 slide
Progress so far