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Fabidae Collection

Background imageFabidae Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 7 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow
Plate 30 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. The series was originally issued in 1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Scottish Pine Forest

Scottish Pine Forest poster with captions by Barbara Nicholson made for a printed wallchart. Signed B.EN, wallchart EB13, printed by Westerham Press, England

Background imageFabidae Collection: Quercus suber, cork oak

Quercus suber, cork oak
Plate 35 from `Le Regne Vegetal. Vol 16 1871. Originally called Chene liege in this publication the Cork Oak tree is now know by the name (Quercus suber)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant

Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant
An illustration by Ferdinand Bauer of an Australian pitcher plant, one of the few plants capable of trapping and digesting insects

Background imageFabidae Collection: Pharmacophagus antenor, giant swallowtail

Pharmacophagus antenor, giant swallowtail
Giant swallowtail butterfly and the common rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae). Plate 15 from Insects of India by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon

Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon
Plate 41 from Pomona Londinensis (1818) by William Hooker. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree

Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Alnus glutinosa (Willd. ) XXI 4, alder

Alnus glutinosa (Willd. ) XXI 4, alder
An illustration of alder tree fruit and foliage from the Natural History Museum Botany Library Plate Collection

Background imageFabidae Collection: Falco sparverius, American kestrel

Falco sparverius, American kestrel
Plate 142 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant

Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant
Plate 42 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Caprimulgus vociferus, whip-poor-will

Caprimulgus vociferus, whip-poor-will
Plate 82 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 4 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Damascena coccinea, portland rose

Damascena coccinea, portland rose
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) from Les Roses Vol. 1, 1817. Illustration entitled Rosier de Portland./

Background imageFabidae Collection: Pyrus cydonia, quince

Pyrus cydonia, quince
A photograph of one of the decorative ceiling panels from the roof of the Natural History Museums Central Hall. Showing Pyrus Cydonia, quince

Background imageFabidae Collection: Ficus elastica, Indian rubber tree

Ficus elastica, Indian rubber tree
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at The Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax

Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax
A watercolour commissioned by Sir Joseph Banks and sketched by Sydney Parkinson during the Endeavour Voyage. Parkinson died at sea before he could complete it

Background imageFabidae Collection: Pollard Weeping Willow

Pollard Weeping Willow
Plate 31 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. The series was originally issued in 1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen

Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen
Plate 648 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Gracula religiosa indica, lesser hill myna

Gracula religiosa indica, lesser hill myna
Plate 73, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Linum usitatissimum, flax

Linum usitatissimum, flax
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Salix caprea, goat willow tree

Salix caprea, goat willow tree
An illustrative plate of goat willow foliage and catkins from the Botany Library Plate Collection, held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Indigofera tinctora, indigo

Indigofera tinctora, indigo
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Psittacula cyanocephala, plum-headed parakeet

Psittacula cyanocephala, plum-headed parakeet
Plate 6, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Toxostoma rufum, brown thrasher

Toxostoma rufum, brown thrasher
Plate 116 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Corvus brachyrhynchos, American crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos, American crow
Plate 156 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Ficus glomerata, doomar or gular

Ficus glomerata, doomar or gular
Plate 532 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Viola tricolor, heartsease

Viola tricolor, heartsease
Folio 62 from A Collection of Flowers (1795) by John Edwards. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Butterfly studies

Butterfly studies
A plate from a field note book of Rose Monteiro depicting butterfly studies

Background imageFabidae Collection: Prunus sp. nectarine (Vermash Nectarine)

Prunus sp. nectarine (Vermash Nectarine)
Plate 29 from Pomona Londinensis (1818) by William Hooker. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree

Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Rosa indica (chinensis), China rose

Rosa indica (chinensis), China rose
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33. Illustration entitled Rosier Bengale the hymenee

Background imageFabidae Collection: Prunus cerasus, sour cherry tree

Prunus cerasus, sour cherry tree
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageFabidae Collection: Juglands nigra, black walnut

Juglands nigra, black walnut
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Alnus glutinosa (W. ) DCXXXI, alder

Alnus glutinosa (W. ) DCXXXI, alder
An illustration of an alder tree, fruit and foliage from the Natural History Museum Botany Library Plate Collection

Background imageFabidae Collection: Carpinus betulus, hornbeam

Carpinus betulus, hornbeam
Sketch 244 from the Ehret Collection of Sketches (unbound) by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Mancenillier tree

Mancenillier tree
Plate 31 from Le Regne Vegetal Plantes agricoles, Vol 9. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Tribulus cistoides, Jamaican feverplant

Tribulus cistoides, Jamaican feverplant
Finished watercolour by unknown artist from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Quercus, oak

Quercus, oak
Plate 21 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty two species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. Originally issued in 1771

Background imageFabidae Collection: Arachide hypogee, peanut

Arachide hypogee, peanut
Plate 267 from Flore pittoresque et medicale (1827) Vol. 4 by Michel Etienne Descourtilz (1775-1835)

Background imageFabidae Collection: Trifolium pratensis, clover

Trifolium pratensis, clover
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFabidae Collection: Melanerpes erythrocephalus, red-headed woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus, red-headed woodpecker
Plate 20, hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby

Background imageFabidae Collection: Quercus in amber

Quercus in amber
A male oak tree flower in Baltic amber with a length of 3.7 mm and dating from the Upper Eocene about 35 million years old. Image from Amber The Natural Time Capsule page 29 figure 86

Background imageFabidae Collection: Fragaria chiloensis, Chilean strawberry

Fragaria chiloensis, Chilean strawberry

Background imageFabidae Collection: Rosa bifera macrocarpa, Lelieurs four-seasons rose

Rosa bifera macrocarpa, Lelieurs four-seasons rose
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) from Les Roses Vol. 1, 1817. Illustration entitled La Quatre Laisons Lelieur

Background imageFabidae Collection: Quercus sp. crouch oak

Quercus sp. crouch oak
Also known as Addlestone Oak or Queens Oak. In the 14th century Wycliffe preached under this oak. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have feasted under it. Photographed by Pat Hart, Summer 2003

Background imageFabidae Collection: Prunus sp. plum

Prunus sp. plum
Plate 13 from Pomona Franconica, Vol 3 (1801) by Johann Mayer of Wurzburg. Entitled La prune sans Noyau

Background imageFabidae Collection: Dicronorhina sp. rose chafer beetle

Dicronorhina sp. rose chafer beetle
A rose chafer beetle from Africa from the family Scarabaeidae; Cetoniinae. Chafer beetles have a characteristic V-shape where their wings meet and are a member of the same family as dung beetles



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