1. 1. Chætodon vinctus
    2. Chætodon strigangulus
    3. Chætodon vittatus

    The zoology of Captain Beechey’s voyage to the Pacific and Behring’s Straits; performed in His Majesty’s ship Blossom

    (Illustrated with upwards of fifty finely coloured plates by G. B. Sowerby. Pub. under the authority of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty…1825-1828)

  2. msbehavoyeur:

    Charming mermaids ~ vintage Italian mermaid postcards.  via

  3. British Tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour

    "The Broad-bottom Leviathan trying to swamp Billy’s old-Boat, & the little Corsican tottering on the Clouds of Ambition" – three sailors rowing a small ship’s boat or dinghy, (the Billy Pitt) are going through rough water caused by Leviathan, a porpoise-like monster with three heads and a forked tail. The heads spout water at the boat, particularly at Canning. They are (r. to left.) Grenville, who spouts "Opposition Clamour"; Howick (whom Canning had replaced as Foreign Secretary), spouting "Detraction"; and St. Vincent, spouting "Envy".

    hand-coloured etching, Print made by James Gillray / Published in London, 1807  more detailed explanation

    Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

  4. mudwerks:

    (via Das Puppendorf - 50 Watts)

    Illustrations by Hans Hoffmann for Das Puppendorf (Germany, 1906)

    The whole book can be viewed at the Braunschweig Digital Library.

  5. mudwerks:

    (via Au carrefour étrange: Chansons de salles de garde)

    Les illustrations savoureuses sont de Marcel Prangey

  6. mudwerks:

    (via Saved From The Paper Drive: Vic Prezio’s Men’s Magazine Covers)

     Original art for MAN’S ESCAPE, June 1963

  8. The Sea Raiders - H.G. Wells, 1896

    -Gothic horror illustrations by Tatsuya Morino

  10. thegildedcentury:

    Thrilling Wonder Stories, February, 1942

  11. msbehavoyeur:

    Cocktail Mermaid ~ H. W. McCauley, Imaginative Tales 4 - Mar. 1955  via

  12. dendroica:

    n318_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

    Adult female red lobster, adult male lobster

    The American lobster
    Washington :Govt. Print. Off.,1895.

    (via mudwerks)

  13. landlockedsiren:

    Mermaids by Lesja Chernish

    (via sailorgil)

  14. SS Nieuw Amsterdam lithograph poster from 1954, by Reyn Dirksen

    The Nieuw Amsterdam was a Dutch ocean liner built in Rotterdam for the Holland America Line. This Nieuw Amsterdam, the second of four Holland America ships with that name, is considered by many to have been Holland America’s finest ship.

    Originally she was to be named Prinsendam, however during construction, Holland America Line decided to name their new flagship Nieuw Amsterdam, in honor of the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, modern day New York.

    more on wiki

    The first-class dining room aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam

    (Source: ryantee82, via sailorjunkers)

  15. sovietpostcards:

    Illustration to the folk tale called “Seven Semeons — Seven Workers” by N. Kochergin (1965)