The Bird World

The Bird World - sideview

This is The Bird World: a book of exotic birds of every description, from all parts of the globe. The images are very beautiful and detailed but were entirely in black and white which didn’t really do them justice, so I’ve completely hand-coloured this piece. It took a bit of time to research all the colours online – a process made harder by the fact that many of the birds were apparently known by different names in the days when the book was produced. 

The Bird World - detail

Considering that the book was published in 1880, the images are still in remarkably good condition.

The Bird World