Time out for Chewing Lice!

Mallophaga from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Mallophaga from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Dynastes beetle from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Dynastes beetle from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Odonata from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Odonata from "Buch Der Welt" by Carl Hoffmann

Several plates from "Das Buch Der Welt", an 1845 tome by Carl Hofmann. The context-free plates were found 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!
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