Beautiful antiquarian drawings from De Man, an allround environmental biologist

Published on
February 1, 2011

Johannes Govertus de Man (1850-1930), the Dutch pioneer in Nematology, mainly works in his house in Yerseke (Zeeland). Although he described nematodes from all continents, he did not forget the nematodes from his near surrounding. In 1907 he published an article about nematodes which he had discovered along the coast of Zeeland, a province in the south-west of the Netherlands. A package with the original drawings and observations is still present.