Overview of illustrations


Published descriptions of Wallace's specimens.

This page provides thumbnail images of published illustrations of Wallace's animal specimens. The Wallace Online project has compiled the first comprehensive list of the descriptions of Wallace's specimens and the images below are the first time it has been possible to survey the breadth and beauty of Wallace's collection by contemporary artists.









Reptiles, Amphibians





* Of course many of Wallace's specimens were published together with descriptions of specimens by other naturalists. Therefore some of the illustrations on this page include collections by others. It is necessary to check with the individual description to see exactly which illustrations are Wallace specimens.

John van Wyhe, ed. 2012-. Wallace Online (http://wallace-online.org/)