Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Red breasted Snipe.: Scolopax griseal.: Pectoral Sandpiper.: Tringa Pectoralis: Glossy Ibis.: Ibis falcinellus: Drawn from Nature by T. Peall: Engraved by Alexander Lawson

About the collection

Traces the development of ornithological illustration in the 18th and 19th centuries and highlights the changing techniques from metal and wood engraving to chromolithography during that period. Provides a virtual tour of an online exhibit depicting the history of ornithological illustration, with links to more detailed information, other images, and bird sounds. Exhibit includes illustrations in books from Cornell University Library's Hill Ornithological Collection as well as art works on loan to the university.