Sunday, July 20, 2008

Litho #2


Labrador Duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius)

By J.G. Keulemans from - Rowley, G. D. ed. Ornithological Miscellany. 3 Vols. London: Trubner & Co., Bernard Quaritch and R.H. Porter. 1876-78.

4 comments:

Kiggavik said...

Hey! I saw one of those the other day but couldn't figure out what it was and couldn't find it in my guides. I've never seen one before.

Just kidding. I know that they are, sadly, extinct and that I'll never see one. Sigh.

Beverly said...

John, would you be willing to tell us a bit about where you're finding these beautiful lithographs? Library books? Did you stumble across a rare and valuable find in some old birder's attic? They're beautiful and if on your bookshelf you're one lucky guy! Thanks for sharing!!!

Beverly said...

I just saw this and thought of you and your work:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/07/18/dead-baby-penguins.html

I don't understand how it is that we can just drill and drill and drill till every last wild place is ruined...

I hope that the occurance I just read about is one of those 'natural things' that happens from time to time...and that all will be well. Still, I'm supporting Gore's challenge; I hope people know we CAN do it.

Mathew said...

Impressive detail!

http://mmslouis.googlepages.com/johngerrardkeulemans(1842--1912):illustr