Monday, April 2, 2012


This is a small sampling (from the extensive legacy) of original sketches of unicellular organisms (made mostly during the 1830's) by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg - German naturalist, zoologist, comparative anatomist, geologist, and microscopist. They are housed at the German Natural History Museum. The detail on these illustrations is painfully exquisite...

From my favorite Bibliodyssey

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