1. Picus Auratus, Gold-Winged Woodpecker: 2. Emberiza Americana, Black-throated Bunting: 3. Motacilla Sialis, Blue Bird: drawn from nature by A. Wilson: Engraved by G. Murray
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.