Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gould Hummingbirds

Chrysuronia eliciae - hummingbird illustration

Orthorhynchus cristatus - John Gould book illustration

Selasphorus floresii - Gould natural history

Loddigesia mirabilis - Gould's hummingbird illustration

Eulampis jugularis - hummingbirds

Lesbia eucharis - bird engravings

Circe doubledayi - John Gould book illustration

Lophornis verreauxi - Gould hummingbird illustration

Amazilia cyanura - coloured bird illustration

Metallura primolinus, Bonap. - hummingbird sketch

Chlorostilbon poortmanni - hummingbird drawing

Chlorostilbon poortmanni semi-closeup

Chlorostilbon poortmanni - closeup

All except the full page image above are made from spliced Zoomify screencaps (many!) so click for much larger versions. Mouseover for species names.

The Oxford Digital Library host 20 hummingbird plates from 'A monograph of the Trochilidae' by John Gould, published between 1861 and 1887. [previously]


lotusgreen said...

oh--i am thrilled all the way to my heart

The Lone Beader® said...

I am so happy that I stopped by today. These hummingbirds are so beautiful=:)

Beatriz said...

very nice birds

Anonymous said...

Found two framed Gould's Hummingbirds at the second hand shop today and was searching to find out something about them since I don't know anything about originals or anything about prints...uhmmmm....Anyway, landed here on this blog which seems very interesting! So I will continue reading! :)

giardino said...

Unbelievably beautiful, I'm so inspired.

Elisabethbaysset said...

Que c'est BEAU ... EB

MARY said...

Wow, gorgeous—thank you for posting.

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