| Eye Spy | Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, (as his mates may have called him), was a man who wore many hats at the same time. He was a philosopher, a physician, a naturalist and biologist who discovered and named thousands of new species . He was also very handy with a pencil and his published works included over 1000 exquisitely detailed illustrations and these are what have really got my brain doing happy dances.

I’ve grown a real penchant for Haeckel’s visions of jellyfish, rocks and minerals over the other subjects he covered. I’m captivated by the diaphanous depictions of the jellyfish just as much as I am the geometric formations of the rocks. 

I like them so much so that I am verging on doing something that I have aways considered to be an anathema. I am on the look out for original Rocks and Minerals bookplates. Of course I would readily buy an entire book with all illustrative pages intact but the reality is that I will never be able to afford that. 

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20 copyright free downloadable Haeckel’s illustration  (Sadly no rocks or minerals)