Anatomy engraving from the Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art by Johann Georg Heck.
The many faces of bats, in Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904.
If you are feeling particularly nerdy, we have 223 articles, books, and book chapters with “chiroptera” somewhere in them, residing in our digital repository.
Kunstformen der Natur, translated into Art Forms of Nature, is by all accounts a marvel of 19th century scientific illustration. See more in our Galaxy of Images, or check out this exhibit on this work at the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Autonomic nerves of the face, neck, thorax and abdomen by Nicolas Henri Jacob from ‘Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme’ by Marc Jean Bourgery, 1831.
Dissection to show branches of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V), glossopharyngeal nerve (cranial nerve IX), and hypoglossal nerve (cranial nerve XII). Spinal nerves and brachial plexus, vagus nerve (cranial nerve X), and laryngeal nerves, esophageal plexus, and celiac plexus also shown.