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John Gould Joseph Wolf George Edwards
This page represents only a small part of our collection of original Antique ornithological prints. Please click on an image to see it in high-resolution, with details of the work itself. For enquiries and purchases, please do contact us.
Dodo with Guinea Pig: After the life painting by Jan Savery. Edwards elegant depiction of the rather dumpy Dodo, extinct by 1662, became the basis for subsequent illustrations including that in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Cormorant: Pelicanus Sinensis. Fishing Cormorant of China.
Heron, Bitterns, Goose, Swan, Ducks, Gadwall and Shoveler.
Tern and Gull eggs.
Golden Monarch and Sunda flycatchers. Muscicapa chrysomela and miniata.
Military Macaw. Indigenous to South and Central America.
Paradise and Blue capped Tanagars. Tanagra tatao and cynocephala.
Owl: Horned Owl from Athens.
Penguin (Aptenodytes): Patagonian Penguin and Magellanic Penguin. After George Edwards. Engraved by John Pass.
Cockatoo:Lesser Lemon-Crested Cockatoo. Indigenous to Celebes (Sulawesi) and the Lesser Sundas in the Malay Archipelago.
Iceland Falcon. Falcio islandicus. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Toucan (Aracari): Grooved-bill Aracari. Pteroglosus sulcatus.
Collared Phesant, Java Cockrel and hen.
Fire-Backed or Crested forest pheasant of Java.
Greenland Falcon. Falcio greenlandicus. Saker Falcon. Falcio sacer. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Stork: Australian Mycteria. Myceteria australis. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Black Capped Bee eater. Merops Savignii.
Brasilian Green Macaw. Pet of Lord Carpenter, drawn from life by the ‘Father of British Ornithology’.
Pintail, Teal, Garganey, Wigeon, Pochard, Duck, Eider, Goosander and Merganser.
Toucan (Aracari): Sulphur and white breaste Toucan. Ramphastos vitellinus.
Northern Hummingbird pair.
Manchurian Crane. Grus montignesia. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Hyacinthine Macaw. Iindigenous to South America.
Parakeet: Barnard’s Parakeet (Fort Lincoln Parrot) indigenous to Australia.
Swainson’s Green lory. Trichoglossus Swainsonii.
Peacock (Pavo): Common peacock engraved by John Pass.
Shrike: Blue Shrike and Red throated Shrike. Lanius bicolour and guttaralis.
Toucan: Green billed Toucan from Cayenne, Guiana With life size detail of bill.