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Rare Shark Illustrations

 The Biodiversity Heritage Library works to make biodiversity-related literature freely available to the world. They've got thousands of image libraries to view, but one of the richest is their collection of shark illustrations, with more than 370 pages. Here's a few to whet your appetite...


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From Description De Differentes Piezas De Historia Natural published in 1787 in Havana Cuba 

shark illo2 7216173786 1a99e558e5 z From De Corporibus Marinis published in Rome in 1752


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From A History of the Fishes of the British Islands published in London in1862-65

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From Field Book of Giant Fishes published in New York in 1949


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