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]

7 comments :

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

berries01 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 BOWERS said...

Wow, gorgeous—thank you for posting.

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