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Tortoise Collection

Background imageTortoise Collection: Tortoise and Hare (Fol)

Tortoise and Hare (Fol)
The Hare and the Tortoise Date: 1912

Background imageTortoise Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps fashion house, one of a series of highly stylised and witty adverts designed by Lady Eileen Orde (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Various Reptiles / 1913

Various Reptiles / 1913
An amazing illustration covering the whole range of reptilian species from snakes to newts

Background imageTortoise Collection: The Earth

The Earth
According to Hindu belief, the Earth is supported on elephants, standing on a tortoise, which floats in the Universal Ocean

Background imageTortoise Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Lord Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, riding on the back of a giant tortoise

Background imageTortoise Collection: Wheres Its Streamline? by Lawson Wood

Wheres Its Streamline? by Lawson Wood
Illustration by Lawson Wood featuring his creation, the wily orang-utan, Granpop nonchalantly sitting in the branches of a tree eating a banana

Background imageTortoise Collection: Aesop / Hare & Tortoise

Aesop / Hare & Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise

Background imageTortoise Collection: Radiated tortoise, Astrochelys radiata. Critically

Radiated tortoise, Astrochelys radiata. Critically endangered. Testudo coui. Testuggine coui. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageTortoise Collection: European Tortoise

European Tortoise
European tortoise (Cistude d Europe)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Tortoise and turtle species

Tortoise and turtle species
Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca, land tortoise, Cinyxis, European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis, matamata, Chelus fimbriata, Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, Nile softshell turtle

Background imageTortoise Collection: Shells of Hermann s, padloper, geometric tortoises

Shells of Hermann s, padloper, geometric tortoises
Hermanns tortoise, Testudo hermanni 1, common padloper, Homopus areolatus 2, geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus 3, underside of Hermanns tortoise4, and European pond turtle

Background imageTortoise Collection: First published illustration of a dodo by van Neck, 1601

First published illustration of a dodo by van Neck, 1601
Facsimile of plate 2 of Jacob Cornelis van Necks Voyage, 1601, showing Dutch sailors fishing on Mauritius, dodo bird (2) and extinct giant tortoise, Cylindras inepta (1)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Giant tortoise at a zoo

Giant tortoise at a zoo

Background imageTortoise Collection: Giant tortoises in a zoo, possibly Regents Park Zoo, London

Giant tortoises in a zoo, possibly Regents Park Zoo, London, Victorian period

Background imageTortoise Collection: Alican Land, N. A. A. F. I. Canteen

Alican Land, N. A. A. F. I. Canteen
A WW2 children's story book illustration from The Story Of Alican Land, written by Joan Hunt. The image shows an Alican Land N.A.A.F.I

Background imageTortoise Collection: Alican Land, Tom Tortoise

Alican Land, Tom Tortoise
A WW2 children's story book illustration from The Story Of Alican Land, written by Joan Hunt. The image depicts Tom Tortoise showing a group of otter schoolboys the time. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTortoise Collection: Japanese Nara Dolls

Japanese Nara Dolls - wooden carved dolls used for decorative purposes at a festival of the Kasuga shrine at the time of Emperor Sutoku in 1137

Background imageTortoise Collection: Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events

Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Osaka. Top: Symbol of Supreme Felicity - red and white silk crepe, pine foliage, crane and tortoise

Background imageTortoise Collection: Comic postcard, Travelling on rollerskates, pulled by a tortoise Date

Comic postcard, Travelling on rollerskates, pulled by a tortoise Date: early 20th century

Background imageTortoise Collection: The Striped Hyena and Spotted Hyena

The Striped Hyena and Spotted Hyena
The Striped Hyena, Hyaena hyaena, and Spotted Hyena, Crocuta crocuta, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by W

Background imageTortoise Collection: Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus

Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus Testudo tabulata Testuginne intarsiata. Vulnerable

Background imageTortoise Collection: Starfish or sea star, Asterias rubens

Starfish or sea star, Asterias rubens. Stella di mare. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageTortoise Collection: Zoo Misfitz card game - tortoise

Zoo Misfitz card game - tortoise. 1938

Background imageTortoise Collection: Spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable

Spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable
Spur-thighed tortoise or Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable. Handcoloured lithograph by Gebhart after an illustration by Sandler from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageTortoise Collection: Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (tabular tortoise, Testudo tabulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Blakembre after an illustration by George Shaw

Background imageTortoise Collection: Shell of the Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum

Shell of the Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Pensylvanian tortoise var. Testudo pensylvanica) from the Leverian Museum

Background imageTortoise Collection: Indian flap-shelled turtle and mud turtle

Indian flap-shelled turtle and mud turtle
Indian flap-shelled turtle, Lissemys punctata (la Chagrinee, Testudo granulata) and common mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Pensylvanian tortoise, Testudo pensylvanica)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (denticulated tortoise, Testudo denticulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Beale after an illustration by George

Background imageTortoise Collection: Painted turtle, African helmeted turtle and pond slider

Painted turtle, African helmeted turtle and pond slider
Painted turtle, Chrysemys picta (cinereous tortoise, Testudo picta), African helmeted turtle, Pelomedusa subrufa (galeated tortoise, Testudo galeata) and pond slider

Background imageTortoise Collection: Scorpion mud turtle and endangered loggerhead sea turtle

Scorpion mud turtle and endangered loggerhead sea turtle
Scorpion mud turtle, Kinosternon scorpioides (Tricarinated tortoise, Testudo tricarinata) and loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, endangered

Background imageTortoise Collection: Spotted turtle and painted turtle

Spotted turtle and painted turtle
Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata (Spotted tortoise, Testudo guttata) and painted turtle, Chrysemys picta (Painted tortoise, Testudo picta)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Serrated tortoise and diamondback terrapin

Serrated tortoise and diamondback terrapin
Serrated tortoise or Kalahari tent tortoise, Psammobates oculiferus (Testudo serrata), and diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin (concentric tortoise, Testudo concentrica)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Common box turtle, Terrapene carolina

Common box turtle, Terrapene carolina (close tortoise, Testudo clausa). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Stalker after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London

Background imageTortoise Collection: Common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis

Common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis
Eastern long-necked turtle or common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis (Long-necked tortoise, Testudo longicollis)

Background imageTortoise Collection: European pond turtle and Indian star tortoise

European pond turtle and Indian star tortoise
European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (mud tortoise or la Bourbeuse), and Indian star tortoise, Geochelone elegans (elegant tortoise)

Background imageTortoise Collection: European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis

European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (speckled tortoise, Testudo europaea) and variety, la Ronde, Testudo orbicularis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George

Background imageTortoise Collection: Shell of the endangered green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas

Shell of the endangered green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas
Endangered green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (Wrinkled tortoise, Testudo rugosa). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageTortoise Collection: Extinct Reunion giant tortoise and saddle-backed

Extinct Reunion giant tortoise and saddle-backed
Extinct Reunion giant tortoise, Cylindraspis indica (Indian tortoise, Testudo indica) and shells of the extinct saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise, Cylindraspis vosmaeri

Background imageTortoise Collection: Geometric tortoise and radiated tortoise

Geometric tortoise and radiated tortoise
Geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus (Testudo geometrica) endangered, and radiated tortoise, Astrochelys radiata (Testudo radiata) critically endangered

Background imageTortoise Collection: Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca

Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca
Spur-thighed tortoise or Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca. (Common tortoise.) Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageTortoise Collection: Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina

Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Snake tortoise, Testudo serpentina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageTortoise Collection: Mata mata or matamata turtle, Chelus fimbriata

Mata mata or matamata turtle, Chelus fimbriata (fimbriated tortoise, Testudo fimbriata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology

Background imageTortoise Collection: Florida softshell turtle and Chinese softshell turtle

Florida softshell turtle and Chinese softshell turtle
Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox (fierce tortoise, Testudo ferox) and Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis (Testudo rostrata)

Background imageTortoise Collection: Tortoise and turtles

Tortoise and turtles
Greek tortoise c, Testudo graeca (vulnerable), hawksbill sea turtle b, Eretmochelys imbricata (critically endangered), green sea turtle a, Chelonia mydas (endangered) and European pond turtle d

Background imageTortoise Collection: Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise and Japanese pond turtle

Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise and Japanese pond turtle
Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca, vulnerable, and Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica, near threatened

Background imageTortoise Collection: Florida softshell turtle, spur-thighed

Florida softshell turtle, spur-thighed
Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox 1, spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca 2 (vulnerable), and geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus 3 (endangered)

Background imageTortoise Collection: European pond turtle and yellow tortoise

European pond turtle and yellow tortoise
European pond turtle 1, 2, Emys orbicularis (near threatened), and yellow tortoise 3, Chelonoidis denticulata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean Baptiste Guyard after an illustration by

Background imageTortoise Collection: Tortoise skeleton and German tortoise species

Tortoise skeleton and German tortoise species. (Le squelette d une tortue de terre, une tortue de terre d Allemagne.) Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andreas Hoffer from Georg Wolfgang Knorrs



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