Gould’s Birds of Great Britain

John Gould, a British zoologist active throughout the mid-19th century, is known chiefly for the over 3000 hand colored lithographs he produced throughout his career. The first volume of one of his most successful publications, The Birds of Great Britain, can be found in the Special Collections and Archives here at the Monroe Library. Check out some of the magnificent lithographs which have been digitized for inclusion in the Louisiana Digital Library.

Nyctea Nivea / Snowy Owl

Nyctea Nivea - otherwise known as the Snowy Owl

Circus Aeruginosus / Marsh-Harrier

Circus Aeruginosus - otherwise known as the Marsh-Harrier

For more information about this work by John Gould, check out the introduction already digitized on the Internet Archive.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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