Illustration as Information
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Illustrating the World
Illustrations of geography and travel bring the world to readers between the pages of a book. [View Books]

Illustrating Natural History
At the end of the 18th century, a growing popular interest in natural history resulted in an increase of illustrated field guides and collectors' manuals. Images of plant and mineral specimens, drawn from nature, were printed for study and comparison. Improvements in color printing allowed artists, scientists, and publishers to include intricate details. [View Books]

Illustrating the Body
Many modern concepts of the human body developed from the study of illustrated anatomical texts. [View Books]