'Skeleton of the Mylodon Darwinii', c1885, (1890). Artist: Robert Taylor Pritchett
'Skeleton of the Mylodon Darwinii', c1885, (1890). From Journal of Researchers into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World, under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N. by Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S. [T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1890]
© The Print Collector
Valley Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 1886.Artist: H Baker
Valley Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 1886. Mount Gambier, first seen by European settlers in 1800, is thought to have been the first geographical feature in South Australia to be identified by Europeans. It was named for the British admiral James Gambier. The aboriginal name for it was Erengbalam (place of the eaglehawk). The Mount Gambier complex of maar volcanoes was formed about 4, 900 years ago. A maar volcano's crater may have very little of a built-up rim, and is often filled with water. Wood engraving from 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Vol II', by Andrew Garran, illustrated under the supervision of Frederic B Schell, (Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, 1886).
© The Print Collector / Heritage-Images
Dodo, late 18th century. Artist: Unknown
Dodo, late 18th century. The dodo (Raphus cucullatus, formerly Didus ineptus), an extinct flightless bird from Mauritius. First observed by Portuguese sailors in about 1507, by 1681 the dodo was extinct due to a combination of circumstances including killing for food by men, introduction of animals such as the rat, and destruction of its forest habitat.
© Ann Ronan Picture Library / Heritage-Images