Cabinet of Natural Curiosities – A treasure trove of exquisite botanical images, copyright free


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I wasn’t aware that chameleons and porcupines were plants.

You learn something new every day.


Are they advertised as being copyright free? Taschen sometimes licenses their images from institutions (like the Missouri Botanical Garden) that claim digital ownership of PD art, in spite of the Bridgeman decision. I assume they also work on the images themselves. If the images were sourced from a European institution, there’s a good chance they’re protected by copyright in that jurisdiction.

There’s “copyright free” and there’s “free of copyright claims.”


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