Century old wildlife art by the preeminent artists of their day make
excellent gifts, become family heirlooms and increase in value overtime. You may agree
that birds and other wildlife
depicted in their natural habitats, engaged in each particular species'
common activities, meticulously illustrated by artist-naturalists are best
for identification and for just plain enjoyment.
Antiquarian Natural History Books are abundant and still widely
available at reasonable prices.
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research CenterDistribution Maps: Sauer, J. R.,
J. E. Hines, I. Thomas, J. Fallon, and G. Gough. 1999. The North American Breeding Bird
Survey Results and Analysis 1966 - 1998. Version 98.1
, Laurel, MD
Eskimo Curlew, A Vanishing Species
by J.B. Gollop,
T.W. Barry, and E.H. Iversen, 1986 published by Nature Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Natural History Society
Room 206, 1860 Lorne St.
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2L7
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become quite simple to find these antiquarian images, sources and creators
now as compared to when they were first published on 50birds.
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include initials of artists and authors matched with books listed below.
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"The Book of Birds", by Gilbert
Grosvenor, 1932, contains 950 natural and lifelike color portraits of all major North
American bird species by Allan Brooks, a preeminent zoological illustrator of his time
(Illustrations from "The Book of Birds" are protected by copyright and are not
Others are Louis Agassiz Fuertes, R. Bruce Horsfall, Rex Brasher,
Chester A. Reed, Earnest Seton-Thompson, John L. Ridgeway, Edmund J. Sawyer and Frank C.
Hennessey. They, other illustrators and photographers are listed below along with
the books and authors they are associated with.
Protheroe, Religious Tract Society, 1909
Ap Animals of
the Past, Frederic A. Lucas, American Museum of Natural History, 1922
Crk Charles R.
Jmg J. M.
Ebs Miss E. B.
Erl E. Ray
Lankester, Henry Holt and Co., 1905
Monsters, H.N. Hutchinson, 1917
Wpp W. P. Pycraft
Jg J. Green
Js Joseph Smit
Reptiles of the Past and Present,
Sww Samuel Wendell
Ovwl Our Vanishing
Wildlife, William T. Hornaday, Clark & Fritts, 1913
Wilderness of the Upper Yukon,
Charles Sheldon, 1919
Nnh The New
Natural History,J. Arthur Thomson, 1926
Mosa Men of the
Old Stone Age, Henry Fairfield Osborne,1916
Crk Charles R.
Esc Erwin S.
Dota Dragons of
the Air, H. G. Seeley, 1901
Ebs Miss E. B.
Animals of the World for Young People,
Crk Charles R.
Wal The World of
Animal Life, Fred Smith, Barse & Hopkins, ?
Natural History, Ernest Protheroe, Religious Tract Society, 1909
Vanishing and Lost British Birds
Animals of the World
Anh The American
Natural History, William T. Hornaday, 1904
Wls WL Steward
Natural History, Henry Scherren,1907
Scherren, Cassell and Co., 1907
Apnh Animals, A
Popular Natural History, Wallace Rice, Herbert S. Stone Co., 1901
Awm A. W. Mumford
eah Ellen A.
fmw Frank M
Popular Natural History,Cassell, Petter, Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard,
Ludgate Hill, Londong & NY
Natural History, J.G. Wood, 1885, Illustrated by Wolf, Zwecker, Weir,
sooc The Story of
nss N.S. Shaler,
Ginn & Co. 1899
csw Catalogue of
Seals and Whales in the British Museum
jeg John Edward
American Birds, Baird, Brewer, Ridgway
els Edwin L.
tblm Two Bird
Lovers in Mexico
cwb c. William
bbb The British
elt E. L.
eaw E. A. Wallis
rbl R. B. Lodge
nnl The New
Food and Game Fishes, David Starr Jordan and Barton Warren Evermann, 1902,
Doubleday, Page, Co. 1916
cbh C. B. Hudson,
ahb A.H. Baldwin
usnm Bulletin 47
U.S. National Museum text drawings
fnma Fishes of
Evermann, Barton Warren, 1887-1901. An extensive amount of correspondence
concerns Evermann's monograph, "Fishes of North and Middle America,"
co-authored with David Starr Jordan. (U. S. N. M. Bulletin #47, 4 vols.,
Animals, Witmer Stone & William Everett Cram, 1916, Doubleday, Page &
Ard A. Radclyffe
Mol Mammals of
Other Lands, 1917, Hoolock Gibbon hylobates hoolock, Netting Hill