Monday, August 06, 2012

The Trogons

Hand-coloured lithographic plates of Trogon
bird species from the 1830s by John Gould



1830s ornithological lithograph by John Gould
Trogon narina (Narina Trogon)




1830s ornithological illustration by John Gould
Trogon reinwardtii (Reinwardt's Trogon)




T1830s ornithological lithograph by John Gould
Trogon variegatus (Purple-breasted Trogon)





1830s bird lithograph by John Gould
Trogon temnuris (Cuba Trogon)




19th century ornithological lithograph by John Gould
Trogon oreskios (Mountain Trogon)




bird illustration hand-coloured
Trogon neoxenus (Welcome Trogon)




1830s ornithological book illustration by John Gould
Trogon mexicanus (Mexican Trogon)




hand-coloured book illustration by John Gould of Trogon bird species
Trogon meridionalis (Little Trogon)




T1830s ornithological lithograph by John Gould
Trogon melanopterus (Black-winged Trogon)




19th cent. lithographic bird plate
Trogon massena (Prince Massena's Trogon)




bird lithograph 1830s, coloured by hand
Trogon gigas (Giant Trogon)




1830s ornithological lithograph by John Gould
Trogon erythrocephalus (Red-headed Trogon)




1830s ornithological book illustration by John Gould
Trogon elegans (Graceful Trogon)




1830s bird lithograph by J gould
Trogon diardii (Diard's Trogon)




Trogon species illustration 1830s natural history book
Trogon citreolus (Lemon-breasted Trogon)




1830s ornithological plate from science book by John Gould
Trogon atricollis (Black-throated Trogon)




1830s ornithological book lithograph by John Gould
Trogon ardens (Rosy-breasted Trogon)



'A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould, and is made available online by BPU Neuchâtel through the auspices of the Swiss library platform of e-Rara.

Previously: Gould Hummingbirds (Addit: also see Cardiff U) and, tangentially, The Parrots. Also: science!

Elsewhere: @BibliOdyssey & Pinboard.

{The images above have all been slightly spot-cleaned in the backgrounds}

8 comments :

Amanda said...

Magnificent!

Dan said...

My one and only desire as of now is to see one one day.

peacay said...

I hope that too Dan. But I think I'll be waiting for a long time to see one in MY backyard :
distribution map from Trogon Wikipedia article.

Stan said...

Gorgeous colouring, and some of the tails in particular are amazing.

Claudine said...

Très beau travail ! Magnifique

dinahmow said...

I sent the link to a friend in Costa Rica and, yes, she sees the local variety.My best are Rainbow Lorikeets; a slow second!

Jamie said...

These illustrations are charming. I think the Giant Trogon is my favorite.

Home Sweet said...

Hi from Argentina! I´ve two Trogon´s litographies by Gould. Are really beautiful. One is the Artricolis. And the other one doesn´t appear here! Is the Caligatus. My pictures aren´t so colorful, but it looks really elengant on black&gold frames ;)

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