A beautiful collection of hundreds of black and white and colour pictures of animals taken from illustrated books and manuscripts. This is a wide ranging survey including:
Medieval manuscript designs, Renaissance works by Durer, seventeenth century designs by Seba, Nineteenth century drawings and engravings from Heck, Cuvier, Jardine, Audubon, Wilson and Lear. This is a compendium of different styles subjects approaches and designs.
Artists include: John James Audubon, Raymond Bishop, Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, Alfred Edmund Brehm, George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, George, Baron Cuvier, Edgar Degas, Chalres, Maurice, Edward Detmold, Edward Donovan, Gustave Doré, Durer, Daniel Elliot, John Gould, Grandville, El Greco, Haeckel, J G Heck, Sir William Jardine, Numata Kashu, Matthaus Merian and many more. Packed with unusual and intriguing plates and images. Illustrations:
128 plates of colour and black and white images