13). These are several drawings on a sheet of paper of the flora and fauna that Captain Cook brought back to Europe during the 18th century. This was one of Cook's main focuses during his first expedition (1768-1771). His collections were handed over to Joseph Banks to ensure their protection from the outside elements and to expose Europe to the natural entities other nations/territories had living there.
Maria Sibylla Merian 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium' - Maria Merian, creatoarea unora dintre cele mai frumoase ilustraţii ştiinţifice ale secolelor 17-18. Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium – Transformările