Time out for Chewing Lice!
here, along with other pretty butterflies and beetles. I am of course fondest of the plate depicting several Mallophaga, or chewing lice. I haven't been able to find out much about the book or the author, as the images provided are mostly courtesy of breakers who have pulled out the plates for individual sale. A pity, as I would love to find out more about the illustrations!Several plates from "Das Buch Der Welt", an 1845 tome by Carl Hofmann. The context-free plates were found