Elizabeth Preston Schoyer
Humboldt's JournalMineralienCoquille FossilsAlexander Von Humboldt's Mutual Connection in ExplorationRecording ExtinctionMetamorphoses of AureliaQuivering MedusaePropagating Victoria RegiaCocoons from the AmazonBartram's Schuykill PressCatching PreyEntangledEntangled (detail)Entangled (detail)MetamorphosisIncubator of the Ranas of the RainforestSeason of IncubationHumboldt's VisionHumboldt's CollectionHumboldt's GeologyEntrappedInsects Trapped Above AmazoniaSeiningTraversing the FallsMechunk CreekAmazonia and BeyondDr. Bate's CollectionMagnitude of the AmazonLes PapillonsChatsworth's ConservatoryIncubatorMapping History
The Americas
The Florida coastline and the Amazonia region were overflowing with insects and reptiles that these explorers viewed as jewels just waiting to be discovered. They studied these species and took them back to the collectors of Europe.