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The atlas of nature: being a graphic display of the most interesting subjects in the three kingdoms of nature, for study and reference

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The atlas of nature: being a graphic display of the most interesting subjects in the three kingdoms of nature, for study and reference
London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co. by J. and C. Adlard , [1823]
iv, 39 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 79 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color) ; 46 cm (folio)

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Contents

[Cover]

[Frontispiece] [Plate 1]: The falls of Niagara ; Scoliophis atlanticus: the great serpent of the North American seas, p. [Plate 1]

[Title page] The atlas of nature: being a graphic display of the most interesting subjects in the three kingdoms of nature, for study and reference, pp. [i]-[ii]

Preface, pp. [iii]-iv

Description of the engravings, pp. [1]-39

[Contents] List of the plates

[Plate 2]: The solar system ; variations of day & night & the seasons, pp. [Plate 2] ff.

[Plate 3]: Solar spots ; the Comet of 1811 ; telescopic appearances of Venus ; telescopic appearances of Mars ; the Great Meteor of November 13, 1803, pp. [Plate 3] ff.

[Plate 4]: Astronomy and philosophy ; orbit of the Earth ; the seasons exemplified ; great eclipse of the sun, in 1820 ; clusters, or systems of fixed stars ; effect of rectilinear motion of an heterogeneous mass ; rotatory motion in the same spot of an heterogeneous mass ; great rectilinear with smaller rotatory motion of an heterogeneous mass, like the Earth ; effect of two moving forces, one towards the plane, XY, and the other towards the axis, DB, in producing the fall of bodies to the centre C, through the diagonal ; diverging force in a gaseous medium ; the tides illustrated ; the diving bell ; intermitting springs ; electrical sparks, pp. [Plate 4] ff.

[Plate 5]: Telescopic appearance of the moon at the opposition ; phases of the moon, pp. [Plate 5] ff.

[Plate 6]: Telescopic appearances of the moon at three periods of its increase ; [clouds], pp. [Plate 6] ff.

[Plate 7]: Sound, compass of voices and instruments, shewing the extent of each ; the rainbow, pp. [Plate 7] ff.

[Plate 8]: The rivers of the world, with their comparative lengths and sources ; water spouts seen at sea, pp. [Plate 8] ff.

[Plate 9]: Icebergs ; arctic walrus, pp. [Plate 9] ff.

[Plate 10]: General order of the strata of the crust of the Earth ; section of the Brocken Mountain Hartz Forest, Germany ; Headen Hill, pp. [Plate 10] ff.

[Plate 11]: The Newcastle Coal-Pit strata ; the strata of the Leinster Coal District ; a section of the land from Doncaster to Macclesfield ; a sketch of the land from Newcastle to London, pp. [Plate 11] ff.

[Plate 12]: Giants Causeway of Basaltic Pillars in Ireland ; curved gneiss in Lewis ; Fingals Cave in Staffa ; view of Staffa from the southwest, pp. [Plate 12] ff.

[Plate 13]: Grand eruption of Vesuvius 1767, pp. [Plate 13] ff.

[Plate 14]: Column of smoke thirty miles high issuing from Vesuvius, pp. [Plate 14] ff.

[Plate 15]: Volcanos: crater of Vesuvius ; eruption of Vesuvius from Naples ; Stromboli ; Hecla ; Volcano in Japan ; the Andes near Quito ; St. Michael's Volcano, pp. [Plate 15] ff.

[Plate 16]: The Alps (from Berne) ; Mont Blanc from the Valley of Chamouni ; Vesuvius in 1794, pp. [Plate 16] ff.

[Plate 17]: Volcanos: distant view of Etna ; Etna by moonlight ; principal cone and crater of Etna ; crater of Etna, by Brydone ; upper part of Etna, from the House of Refuge ; crater of Etna, by Sir W. Hamilton ; crater of Etna, by Montuè ; copper mine of Fahlun in Sweden, pp. [Plate 17] ff.

[Plate 18]: Crystallization, [plates I and II] ; Chimborazo the loftiest peak of the Andes ; the volcano of Cotopaxi in the Andes ; fossal animal ; fossal plants ; fossal marble, pp. [Plate 18] ff.

[Plate 19]: Mountains: Saussure ascending Mont Blanc ; glaciers of Miage ; Giant's Needles, on the Alps ; Devil's Bridge, in the Alps ; Snowdon ; Montserrat ; Chamouni, pp. [Plate 19] ff.

[Plate 20]: Comparative height of principal mountains, pp. [Plate 20] ff.

[Plate 21]: Philosophy of mountains, p. [Plate 21-23]

[Plate 22]: Grotto del Cane ; silver mine in Hungary, p. [Plate 21-23]

[Plate 23]: Earthquake in Calabria ; ice islands in the Ant-arctic Ocean, pp. [Plate 21-23] ff.

[Plate 24]: Fossils, shells &c ; fossils, plants in stone and coral ; Corals and fishes teeth ; skeleton of the young mammouth in the museum at Philadelphia ; Megatherium or sloth, pp. [Plate 24] ff.

[Plate 25]: Grotto of Antiparos ; Mount Hecla and the boiling spring of geyser ; Grand Cavern Derbyshire, pp. [Plate 25] ff.

[Plate 26]: Nature displayed: plan of the Great Kentucky Cavern ; source of the Jumna and Ganges, in the Himalayas ; the salt mines of Cracow ; Devil's Peak, Derbyshire, pp. [Plate 26] ff.

[Plate 27]: Forms of polypi ; polypi & their works ; termites or white ants ; remarkable insects, pp. [Plate 27] ff.

[Plate 28]: Red sea pen, silver sea pen ; sailing Medusa, argonaut or paper nautilus ; campanulated tabularia, pp. [Plate 28] ff.

[Plate 29]: Microscopic objects ; various forms of animalculae or wheel insects ; the head and body of the cossus caterpillar, pp. [Plate 29] ff.

[Plate 30]: Microscopic views of insects, &c. ; the point of a very fine needle magnified ; flakes of snow magnified ; a full point magnified ; the mites in cheese, magnified, pp. [Plate 30] ff.

[Plate 31]: A flea as seen through a microscope, pp. [Plate 31] ff.

[Plate 32]: A louse as seen through a microscope, pp. [Plate 32] ff.

[Plate 33]: The blue bottle fly in a microscope, pp. [Plate 33] ff.

[Plate 34]: Section of the oak branch magnified ; section of the elm branch as magnified ; [various scales of fish], pp. [Plate 34] ff.

[Plate 35]: The capture of a whale ; shells, pp. [Plate 35] ff.

[Plate 36]: Great lanthorn or fire fly ; atlas moth ; Egyptian locust, pp. [Plate 36] ff.

[Plate 37]: White ants hills ; the banian tree in India ; African birds-nests, pp. [Plate 37] ff.

[Plate 38]: Fasciata or Barbary spider ; economy of the bee, pp. [Plate 38] ff.

[Plate 39]: Branched asterias, or Medusean star fish ; electrical gymnotus ; hammer headed shark ; scorpæna ; common angel fish ; chætodon, pp. [Plate 39] ff.

[Plate 40]: The bat, the vampire ; British and foreign frogs and toads ; reptiles, pp. [Plate 40] ff.

[Plate 41]: Twenty seven varieties of serpents, pp. [Plate 41] ff.

[Plate 42]: Great scolopendra, or centipede ; flying dragon ; hooded snake of Hindostan, pp. [Plate 42] ff.

[Plate 43]: Nature displayed: the Barbary ape ; the green monkey ; the ribbed-nose baboon ; the great baboon ; the ourang outang ; the gibbon monkey ; the fox ; the cur fox, pp. [Plate 43] ff.

[Plate 44]: The ant-eater ; the kangaroo, the jerbo ; the sloth, pp. [Plate 44] ff.

[Plate 45]: The hippopotamus ; the rhinoceros ; the whale, pp. [Plate 45] ff.

[Plate 46]: A lioness & her whelps ; lion ; white bear ; the elephant, pp. [Plate 46] ff.

[Plate 47]: The brown bear siezing his prey ; the wolf ; the porcupine, pp. [Plate 47] ff.

[Plate 48]: The camel ; the camel in his recumbent posture ; the tiger, pp. [Plate 48] ff.

[Plate 49]: Tailor bird ; red throated humming bird ; beating ptinus or death watch, Medusa, p. [Plate 49-50]

[Plate 50]: The migratory or wandering locust, pp. [Plate 49-50] ff.

[Plate 51]: The flamingo ; the Numidian, or Balearic crane ; Chinese painted pheasant, pp. [Plate 51] ff.

[Plate 52]: The hoopoe ; the pelican ; the scarlet ibis, pp. [Plate 52] ff.

[Plate 53]: Physiognomies of the human species ; craniology, pp. [Plate 53] ff.

[Plate 54]: Bones of the back ; bones in front ; back of the hand; human skull cut perpendicularly ; human foot ; tatooed South Sea islander, pp. [Plate 54] ff.

[Plate 55]: Human eye ; vertical section of the brain ; horizontal view of the brain ; viscera of the human body ; general view of the ear ; region of the ear, pp. [Plate 55] ff.

[Plate 56]: Chart shewing the number of deaths arising in one year from different diseases within the London bills of mortality during the years 1796-97-98-99 & 1800 on an average, pp. [Plate 56] ff.

[Plate 57]: Nature displayed: the pole cat ; the fallow deer ; rabbits ; the hare ; the mole ; the hedge hog ; the badger ; the otter, pp. [Plate 57] ff.

[Plate 58]: Nature displayed: the spaniel ; the greyhound ; race horse ; black cart horse ; Suffolk punch ; Clydesale horse ; the ass ; the mule, pp. [Plate 58] ff.

[Plate 59]: Nature displayed: the seal ; the beaver ; the goat ; the squirrel ; the guinea pig ; hogs ; the cat ; bull dog, pp. [Plate 59] ff.

[Plate 60]: Habits of animals: beavers in council ; seal catching ; badger catching ; feeding guinea pigs ; mule driving in Spain ; the goat herd ; a cow herd ; drove of hogs, pp. [Plate 60] ff.

[Plate 61]: Domestic animals: Ayrshire cow ; Galloway bull ; short-horned bull ; long-horned ox ; Cheviot sheep ; Leicester breed ; south down breed ; Norfolk breed ; the rat ; the mouse, pp. [Plate 61] ff.

[Plate 62]: Nature displayed: the eagle ; the sparrow hawk ; the owl ; the horned owl ; the falcon ; the cuckcoo ; the pendulous bird's nest ; the social African bird's nest, pp. [Plate 62] ff.

[Plate 63]: The sparrow ; the blackbird ; the sky lark ; the thrush, pp. [Plate 63] ff.

[Plate 64]: The bullfinch ; the wren ; the canary bird ; the nightingale, pp. [Plate 64] ff.

[Plate 65]: The linnet ; the redstart ; the robin ; the goldfinch, pp. [Plate 65] ff.

[Plate 66]: Camberwell beauty ; swallow tail ; chickweed ; pink underwing ; purple emperor, pp. [Plate 66] ff.

[Plate 67]: Progress of vegetation at different elevations, pp. [Plate 67] ff.

[Plate 68]: Dense woods of Brazil, with a troop of Puris Indians, pp. [Plate 68] ff.

[Plate 69]: The twenty-four classes of vegetables, according to the Linnæan system ; Mrs. Ibbetson's observations, pp. [Plate 69] ff.

[Plates 70-71]: Mrs. Ibbetson's microscopical observations on plants, pp. [Plate 70]-[Plate 71] ff.

[Plate 72]: Oak ; pollard oak ; cedar ; cypress ; palm ; Italian pine ; elm ; lopped elm, pp. [Plate 72] ff.

[Plate 73]: Aspin ; pollard-aspin ; lime ; holly ; ash ; abele or poplar ; laburnum ; laurel, pp. [Plate 73] ff.

[Plate 74]: Elder ; larch fir ; pollard willow ; weeping willow ; scotch fir ; spruce or Norway fir ; pollard weeping willow ; yew, pp. [Plate 74] ff.

[Plate 75]: Beech ; birch ; sycamore ; thorn ; walnut ; willow, pp. [Plate 75] ff.

[Plate 76]: Citrus aurantium, orange tree ; citrus medica, lemon tree ; sugar canes, pp. [Plate 76] ff.

[Plate 77]: Coffee tree ; cotton tree ; white cinnamon tree ; bread fruit tree, pp. [Plate 77] ff.

[Plate 78]: Myrtus pimenta, pimento, Jamaica pepper, or allspice ; Ficus carica, common fig tree ; tea tree ; Eugenia caryophyllata, clove tree, pp. [Plate 78] ff.

[Plate 79]: Date ; American aloe ; cocoa nut ; mosquito fly ; palm ; plantain tree ; Myristica moschata, nutmeg tree ; banana ; mangrove ; silk worm, pp. [Plate 79] ff.

[Plate 80]: Linum usitatissimum, common flax ; Nicotiana tabacum, Virginian tobacco ; Crocus sativus, saffron crocus ; Rheum palmatum, palmated or officinal rhubarb, pp. [Plate 80] ff.

[Plate 81]: Soap tree ; papyrus plant ; part of the leaf of the vine magnified and so cut as to shew the trachæ ; animal flowers ; castor tree (ricinus) ; myrtle ; sensitive plant ; benzoin ; euphorbia ; coccus plant and insect, pp. [Plate 81] ff.

[Plate 82]: The papyrus ; sponges, pp. [Plate 82] ff.

[Plate 83]: British grasses, pp. [Plate 83] ff.

[Plate 84]: Comparative anatomy: comparative physiognomies of birds & quadrupeds ; comparative legs of various animals ; skulls of animals ; skeleton of a cat, pp. [Plate 84] ff.

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