Elizabeth Preston Schoyer
Propagating Victoria RegiaPropagating Victoria Regia (detail)Propagating Victoria Regia (detail)Recording ExtinctionRecording Extinction (detail)Recording Extinction (detail)Recording Extinction (detail)Quivering MedusaeQuivering Medusae (detail)Quivering Medusae (detail)Bartram's Schuykill PressBartram's Schuykill Press (detail)Bartram's Schuykill Press (detail)Cocoons from the Amazon Cocoons from the Amazon (detail)Cocoons from the Amazon (detail)Catching PreyCatching Prey (detail)Ranas from the RainforestRanas of the Rainforest (detail)Ranas from the Rainforest (detail)Seasons of IncubationSeasons of Incubation (detail)MetamorphosisHumboldt's CollectionTraversing of the FallsTraversing the Falls (detail)Traversing the Falls (detail)Les PapillonsLes Papillons (detail)Les Papillons (detail)Dr. Bates CollectionDr. Bates collection (detail)Dr. Bates collection (detail)Amazonia and BeyondAmazonia and Beyond (detail)Amazonia and Beyond (detail)Magnitude of the AmazonSilent ExcavationSilent Excavation (detail)Silent Excavation (detail)Catesby's CollectionCatesby's Collection (detail)Mechunk CreekMechunk Creek (detail)Mechunk Creek (detail)Bartram's Travels Bartram's Travels (detail)Bartram's Travels (detail)Chatsworth's ConservatoryNetsNets (detail)Nets (detail)Dr. Kennedy's RetreatVoyages of DiscoverySeiningSeining (detail)Dina's BookZebulon County's Body of EarthZebulon County's Body of Earth (detail)Zebulon County's Body of Earth (detail)
The Americas
The Florida coastline and the Amazonia region were overflowing with species that these explorers studied and took back to the collectors of Europe. The insects and reptiles were jewels to be discovered.