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Heart Featured History Print


Heart. Historical anatomical artwork of the human heart, seen from the front. Coronary blood vessels are seen on the surface of the heart, supplying this muscular organ with oxygen so it can pump blood around the body. Blood vessels with deoxygenated blood are blue, while those with oxygenated blood are red. The blood vessels across top are (from left): the vena cava (blue), the aortic arch (red), and the pulmonary artery (blue). The pulmonary vein (not clearly seen) is to the right and behind the pulmonary artery. Veins bring blood to the heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart. The pulmonary blood vessels carry blood between the heart and lungs. Artwork from Atlas of Anatomy, by Bourgery and Jacob, published in France in 8 volumes from 1831 to 1854


1862 British prehistoric marine reptiles Featured History Print

1862 British prehistoric marine reptiles

Lithograph with contemporary colouring, continental version of the wallchart produced by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins for the Department of Science and Art 1862. It is entitled "Enaliosauria, or marine lizards that lived during the secondary epoch of the Earth's history". Numbered 1 & 2 Plesiosaurs, 3 Teleosaurus (early gharial-like crocodilian), 4 Ichthyosaur, 5 Pentracrinites, 6 Ammonites, 7 Gryphaea. The ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs owe their recontructions largely to the discoveries of Mary Anning in Lyme Regis and descriptions of William Conybeare. Notable here is the earlier incorrect form of the ichthyosaur, with no dorsal fin and a straight rather than bilobed tail fluke. These features only became apparent when specimens preserving skin impressions were found in Germany

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1698 William Dampier Pirate Naturalist Featured History Print

1698 William Dampier Pirate Naturalist

1698 William Dampier, naturalist, explorer and buccaneer (August 1651 - March 1715). A posthumous 1787 Copperplate engraving by Charles Sherwin after the 1698 painting by T. Murray. On the engraving, Dampier holds his book "Dampiers Voyages" (A New Voyage Round the World" 1697). Dampier was famously described as "a pirate of exquisite mind" and became a fashionable friend of the Royal Society after his accounts of his explorations were published. As a sailor and Buccaneer he was the first man to go three times around the world - under the pirate Captains; Sharp, Swan, Davis and Cooke. He took careful notes of the natural history he saw, becoming the first man to describe many features of Australia, New Guinea and Galapagos. Darwin much later referred to him as "dear old Dampier" being so familiar with his naturalistic accounts

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