Joshua Poteat's Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World: from J. G. Heck's 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science (UGA Press, Nov. 2009). Read about it here, and excerpts here and here. More here and here.
Heck's Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science (Dover, 1994). "5,500 illustrations from the 19th century include star maps, animals, plants, minerals, fossils, geological formations, human anatomy, and much more," according to Dover.