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Surinam Collection

Background imageSurinam Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by J Mulder, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageSurinam Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by P Sluyter, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageSurinam Collection: Wild daffodil and snowdrops

Wild daffodil and snowdrops
Wild daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, and snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre

Background imageSurinam Collection: Spring crocus and European peacock butterfly

Spring crocus and European peacock butterfly
Spring crocus, Crocus vernus, and European peacock butterfly, Aglais io. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre Joseph

Background imageSurinam Collection: Frogs, toads and tadpoles

Frogs, toads and tadpoles. European tree frog, Hyla arborea, rattle-voiced tree frog, Auletris crepitans, edible frog, Rana esculenta, shrinking frog, Pseudis paradoxa, Surinam horned frog

Background imageSurinam Collection: Two Suriname snakes: Green snake and checkered

Two Suriname snakes: Green snake and checkered
Two Suriname snakes: Green snake (Malayan green whipsnake, Ahaetulla mycterizans?) and checkered garter snake, Thamnophis marcianus

Background imageSurinam Collection: Carib family of Surinam, 19th century

Carib family of Surinam, 19th century.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche's Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageSurinam Collection: Dog s-tooth violet and moth

Dog s-tooth violet and moth
Dog s-tooth-violet or dogtooth violet, Erythronium dens-canis, and moth. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre Joseph

Background imageSurinam Collection: Crown imperial lily, Fritillaria imperialis, and tulips

Crown imperial lily, Fritillaria imperialis, and tulips, Tulipa gesneriana. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre

Background imageSurinam Collection: Black-naped monarch and hooded warbler

Black-naped monarch and hooded warbler
Black-naped monarch, Hypothymis azurea 1, and hooded warbler, Setophaga citrina 2. Gobe-mouche blue des Philippines, Gobe-mouche de la Louisiane

Background imageSurinam Collection: Surinam toad, Pipa pipa

Surinam toad, Pipa pipa, with eggs embedded in the skin. Rospo, Pipa del Surinam. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageSurinam Collection: Butterfly mist, Ageratum corymbosum

Butterfly mist, Ageratum corymbosum. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence, Italy, 1837

Background imageSurinam Collection: Marsh beetle, jewel beetle, rose chafer, etc

Marsh beetle, jewel beetle, rose chafer, etc
Marsh beetle, Elodes 1, Harpalus beetle 2, jewel beetle, Buprestis 3, flea beetle, Altica famelica 4, and rose chafer, Cetonia species 5

Background imageSurinam Collection: Great white shark and suckerfish

Great white shark and suckerfish
Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (vulnerable), and suckerfish, Remora remora. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a

Background imageSurinam Collection: Cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao

Cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao
Sprig of the cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao, with bean, fruit and seed. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a

Background imageSurinam Collection: Red acouchi and crab-eating raccoon

Red acouchi and crab-eating raccoon
Red acouchi or wood rat, Myoprocta acouchy, and crab-eating raccoon, crabbodago or grisson, Procyun cancrivorus. Copperplate engraving by Barlow after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel

Background imageSurinam Collection: Great tinamou and orange-winged parrot

Great tinamou and orange-winged parrot
Great tinamou or anamoe, Tinamus major major, and common or orange-winged parrot, Amazona amazonica, with hanging nests. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel

Background imageSurinam Collection: Sprig of the anchiote tree, Bixa orellana

Sprig of the anchiote tree, Bixa orellana. The flavoring and dye annatto is derived from its seeds. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his

Background imageSurinam Collection: Plantain tree and banana tree, Musa paradisiaca

Plantain tree and banana tree, Musa paradisiaca. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against

Background imageSurinam Collection: Sprig of the cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum

Sprig of the cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, with bolls and leaves. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years

Background imageSurinam Collection: Brown capuchin monkey and squirrel monkey

Brown capuchin monkey and squirrel monkey
Brown capuchin monkey or mecoo, Cebus apella, and squirrel monkey or kishee kishee, Saimiri sciureus. Copperplate engraving by William Blake after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel

Background imageSurinam Collection: Iguana, Iguana iguana, and caiman, Caiman crocodilus

Iguana, Iguana iguana, and caiman, Caiman crocodilus. (Leguana or Iguana lizard of Guiana, and alligator or cayman of Surinam)

Background imageSurinam Collection: Toco toucan and sunbittern

Toco toucan and sunbittern
Toco toucan, Ramphastos toco, and sunbittern or flycatcher, Eurypyga helias. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years

Background imageSurinam Collection: Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica

Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica, with leaves and pod. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years Expedition

Background imageSurinam Collection: View of Constable Rocks off Cayenne, and sawfish

View of Constable Rocks off Cayenne, and sawfish
View of the Constable Rocks off Cayenne, Dutch ship in foreground, and sawfish, Pristis pristis, critically endangered, with underside of head

Background imageSurinam Collection: Sprig of the coffee tree, Coffea arabica

Sprig of the coffee tree, Coffea arabica, with drupes D, coffee beans F and leaves B, C. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a

Background imageSurinam Collection: Sprig of the indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria

Sprig of the indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria, and square of indigo ready for use as dye. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of

Background imageSurinam Collection: Four stages of sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum

Four stages of sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum. Shoot A, half mature B, fully ripe C, and harvested D. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his

Background imageSurinam Collection: Flying fish and dolphin

Flying fish and dolphin
Flying fish, Exocoetus volitans (Harangus volans) and dorado or dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative

Background imageSurinam Collection: Musk melon, watermelon and pineapple

Musk melon, watermelon and pineapple
Musk melon, Cucumis melo, watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris, and pineapple, Ananas comosus. Copperplate engraving by A. Smith after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his

Background imageSurinam Collection: Jaguar and ocelot

Jaguar and ocelot
Jaguar or tiger of terra-firma, Panthera onca, and tiger-cat of Surinam, ocelot or dwarf leopard, Leopardus pardalis melanurus

Background imageSurinam Collection: Surinam horned frog, Ceratophrys cornuta

Surinam horned frog, Ceratophrys cornuta
Surinam or Amazonian horned frog, Ceratophrys cornuta (Horned toad, Rana cornuta). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Hill after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageSurinam Collection: African clawed frog and Surinam toad

African clawed frog and Surinam toad
African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis 1, and Surinam toad, Pipa pipa 2. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageSurinam Collection: Atlantic tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis

Atlantic tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis (Surinam holocentrus, Holocentrus surinamensis). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageSurinam Collection: Redstriped eartheater, Geophagus surinamensis

Redstriped eartheater, Geophagus surinamensis (Surinam sparus, Sparus surinamensis). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageSurinam Collection: Cacao or cocoa tree and fruit, Theobroma cacao

Cacao or cocoa tree and fruit, Theobroma cacao. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by P. Sluyter after an illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam

Background imageSurinam Collection: Guianan streaked-antwren, Myrmotherula surinamensis

Guianan streaked-antwren, Myrmotherula surinamensis. Vulnerable. (Surinam nuthatch, Sitta surinamensis.) Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Background imageSurinam Collection: Crimson-crested woodpecker, Campephilus melanoleucos

Crimson-crested woodpecker, Campephilus melanoleucos (Buff-crested woodpecker, Picus melanoleucus). Based on a skin in the Leverian Museum

Background imageSurinam Collection: Black-and-white worm lizard, Amphisbaena fuliginosa

Black-and-white worm lizard, Amphisbaena fuliginosa, and brown and yellow snake of Surinam (Boa constrictor?). Le serpent dit a deux tetes, l Amphisbaena fuliginosa, serpent de Surinam jaunatre

Background imageSurinam Collection: Common caiman, Caiman crocodilus

Common caiman, Caiman crocodilus. Le grand lezard ecaille, Lezard-Crocodile de Surinam. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Friedrich Schmidt after an illustration by Johann Christoph Keller

Background imageSurinam Collection: King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius

King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius, and two Suriname hummingbird species. (Le petit oiseau de Paradis, Paradisea regia, deux colibris de Surinam.) Handcoloured copperplate engraving by S

Background imageSurinam Collection: View of the city of Paramaribo, Surinam

View of the city of Paramaribo, Surinam, with sailing ships in the harbour. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Migliavacca from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageSurinam Collection: Amesia sanguiflua and milkweed tiger moth

Amesia sanguiflua and milkweed tiger moth
Amesia sanguiflua moth 1, 2, milkweed tiger, Euchaetes egle 3, and Noctua chera moth of Surinam 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageSurinam Collection: Exotic bees and wasps

Exotic bees and wasps
Eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica 1, lychee stink bug, Tessaratoma papillosa 2, Leptoscelis balteatus 3, Surinam bee, Euglossa surinamensis 4, long-tailed ophion, Ophion macrurum 5

Background imageSurinam Collection: North American black tern, Chlidonias niger surinamensis

North American black tern, Chlidonias niger surinamensis (Surinam tern, Sterna surinamensis). From the collection of Thomas Pennant

Background imageSurinam Collection: Mexican grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus

Mexican grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus (Surinam daw, Corvus surinamensis) from a specimen in the possession of Marmaduke Tunstall

Background imageSurinam Collection: Forest giant owl butterfly, Caligo eurilochus

Forest giant owl butterfly, Caligo eurilochus, upperside 2, and underside 1. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imageSurinam Collection: Exotic butterflies of Surinam

Exotic butterflies of Surinam
Brown page butterfly, Siproeta epaphus 1, 2, and adonis morpho butterfly, Morpho adonis, 3, 4, upperside and underside. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch



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