Translated from Historiek in the Netherlands:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem this Tuesday put online fifty highlights from its own library collection. People can now browse the Internet for the most famous bird book in the world and for the well=known eighteenth-century Atlas Major of Reinier Ottens.
One of the works which the museum has put online is the rare book The Birds of America (1826-1838) by John James Audubon. Teyler’s Museum is the only institution in the Benelux countries which owns a complete copy of this, the world’s most famous bird book. US American writer and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) wrote the book in the nineteenth century. Audubon painted birds, often life-size, during his journey to America. Back in London he decided to make a book. In that book one can admire 435 pictures and 1065 birds.
- John James Audubon’s Discovery of a Bird That Might Not Exist (mentalfloss.com)
- FREE App: Peterson Feeder Birds of North America (igamemom.com)
- World’s most expensive book (nebraskapress.typepad.com)
- Happy birthday John James Audubon (dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com)
- Rare book inspires an unusual exhibit at Mass. Audubon in Canton (metrowestdailynews.com)
- The 6th Floor Blog: Drawing Inspiration From ‘Silent Spring’ (Or How to Illustrate a 50-Year-Old Book) (6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com)