Llama, Lama glama, and dromedary camel, Camelus dromedarius
Llama, Lama glama, and dromedary camel, Camelus dromedarius. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Carnonkel, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Cuzco - Peru - Cyclopean masonry
Pre-Columbian walls at Cuzco, Peru - Cyclopean polygonal masonry of the Incas - almost defying belief with the way the massive multi-faceted blocks fit together seamlessly. This wall is part of the Palacio de Huaina Capac (Palace of Huayna Capac). Huayna Capac (1464/14681525/1527) was the eleventh Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire and sixth of the Hanan dynasty. Date: 1906
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection