Special Exhibit

Natural Histories

Through September 13, 2015

Natural Histories - Rhino

Inspired by the 2012 book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition includes reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century. Reproductions on display will include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 woodcut, and lithographs from Sir Richard Owen’s Monograph on the Aye-aye.


A hand-painted lithograph from Monograph on the Aye-Aye, published in 1863 and written by Sir Richard Owen. The illustration is by Joseph Wolf.

© AMNH/D. Finnin


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The presentation of Natural Histories at the American Museum of Natural History is made possible through the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.