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Art Forms in Nature, Plate 28: Discomedusae

Ernst Haeckel, 1904
Art Forms in Nature, Plate 28: Discomedusae, Ernst Haeckel
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Art Forms in Nature, Plate 28: Discomedusae is an Enlightenment Lithography Print created by Ernst Haeckel in 1904. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Science. SourceDownload

  1. (top center): Toreuma bellagemma (Haeckel) = Kolpohorae, medusa from the side
  2. (center): Toreuma bellagemma (Haeckel) = Kolpohorae, medusa from
  3. (bottom right): Toreuma bellagemma (Haeckel) = Kolpohorae, medusa, mouth from below
  4. (bottom left): Toreuma bellagemma (Haeckel) = Kolpohorae, medusa, gonads from above
  5. (top left): Toreuma thamnostoma (Haeckel) = Kolpohorae, medusa, bell from above
  6. (top right): Cassiopeja cyclobalia (Leo Schultze) = Cassiopea andromeda (Forsskål, 1775), medusa, bell from above
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A classic big 'ol Taschen book, you're gonna get a bio, essays, and a bunch of beautiful reproductions. I don't own this book yet, so don't know if they cover Haeckel's theories about the lost continent of Lemuria...

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