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Natural History Collection

Immerse yourself in our 'Natural History' edit — a curated journey capturing centuries of expeditions, discovery, and exploration. From delicate watercolours to striking lithographs, this collection from Alamy Archives unveils a historical and scientific array of animal, botanical, and horticultural studies from around the world. 

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Natural History Collection: Botanical illustrations depicting the Linnean classification system. Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778)
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Natural History Collection: Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Ouistiti or striated monkey
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Natural History Collection: Dinosaurs of the sea, land, and air during the Age of Reptiles, a 19th-century depiction
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Natural History Collection: 1898 colour engraving of birds from the Corvidae family. Left to right, carrion crow (corvus corone)
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Natural History Collection: Shark, sturgeon, salmon, skate, and other fish. Color lithograph
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Natural History Collection: Chromolithograph of Clematis, Cicada & beetles by Friedrich Kuhnert that appeared in Meyers
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Natural History Collection: Extinct fossil Nautilus triangularis 1, bellybutton nautilus, Nautilus macromphalus 2
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Natural History Collection: Cocoa Plant, Caterpillar, Butterflies, 1705
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Natural History Collection: Peacock, Historiae Animalium, 16th Century
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Natural History Collection: Silver salmon, Salmo salar, Salmo hamatus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, vulnerable
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Natural History Collection: Studies of Peonies, 1472
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Natural History Collection: Sea anemone. Old 19th century Color lithography illustration from El Mundo Ilustrado 1880
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Natural History Collection: Common Porcupine from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol 2 Mammalia, by Shaw
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Natural History Collection: Lemon tree, historical illustration, Moritz Willkomm, Natural History of the Plant World
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Natural History Collection: Meadow brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina, wood lady or orange tip, Anthocharis cardamines
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Natural History Collection: Water Hyacinth, Water Bugs, and Tree Frogs, 1705
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Natural History Collection: Giraffe, 19th century. Color lithograph
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Natural History Collection: Yellow Bear of Norway, Ursus
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Natural History Collection: Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), 1828
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Natural History Collection: Hen Harrier, Circus Cyaneus, 1845
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Natural History Collection: Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, extinct flightless bird (formerly Didus ineptus)
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Natural History Collection: Apple, Pyrus malus, with blossom, fruit, seed and branch. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's
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Natural History Collection: Ripe fruit, segment, stone, of the Madeleine peach, Amydalus persica
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Natural History Collection: Pink German centifolia rose, Rosa centifolia germanica, and white unique rose, Rosa unica
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Natural History Collection: Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis. Handcolored engraving by Annedouche from Charles d'Orbigny's
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Natural History Collection: Varieties of soft corals, seafans, bryozoans, polyps and sea anemones
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Natural History Collection: Varieties of strawberries with flowers and ripe and unripe fruits depicted... Fragaria sp
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Natural History Collection: Banana fruit growing upright on the branch... Musa sapientum
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Natural History Collection: Globe artichoke in full bloom, Cynara cardunculus. Handcolored copperplate engraving of a
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Natural History Collection: Adam rose, variety of the tea rose raised by Monsieur Adam of Reims in 1838
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Natural History Collection: Insects, including beetles. Color lithograph
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Natural History Collection: Bungarum Pamah, pub. 1796 (hand coloured engravings). Creator: William Skelton (1763 - 1848)
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Natural History Collection: Hairy-nosed Wombat
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Natural History Collection: Eggs of some birds and turtles, and seed cases of bryophites and some other plants. Color lithograph
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Natural History Collection: Elk from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol II Part 2 Mammalia, by Shaw, George
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Natural History Collection: American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus Ruber, 1845
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Natural History Collection: Jaguar, Panthera onca (Felis onca). Handcoloured steel engraving by Joseph Kidd after an
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Natural History Collection: Tiger in the wild, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut
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Natural History Collection: Bitter orange or Seville orange.. Citrus aurantium.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from G. T
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Natural History Collection: Life As A Tree, 18th Century
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Natural History Collection: Flower Illustration from the Reeves Collection
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Natural History Collection: Barn Owl, Tyto Alba, 1845
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Natural History Collection: South and Central America: Emerald Toucanet. Painting from Natural History of Birds of Paradise
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Natural History Collection: Lithograph print from a rare work by G.H. Schubert entitled, Illustrated Geology and Paleontology
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Natural History Collection: Bird illustration
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Natural History Collection: Pale narcissus or primrose peerless, Narcissus biflorus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from a
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Natural History Collection: Bay Owl, Illustration, 1824
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Natural History Collection: Wooly mammoth. Hand-colored woodcut


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