Sep 20, 2013 Art & Collection Library There are so many bird illustration publications that I’ll first list, along with a few images, those works which, along with Wilson and Audubon, made significant contributions to ornithology illustration: A Natural History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, 1828, by John Bigland. 12 hand-colored engraved plates; Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Intended to Contain Descriptions and Figures of all North American Birds not Given by Former American Authors, and a General Synopsis of North American Ornithology, 1853-56, by John Cassin. Fifty hand-colored lithographs; The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America, 1865, by Daniel Giraud Elliot. life-size hand-colored lithographs of species not illustrated in Alexander Wilson or John James Audubon; A History of North American Birds, 1987, by Spencer F. Baird, et al. 100 chromolithographic plates; Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World, 1880-83, by Charles Barney Cory. Twenty lithographed plates and only 200 copies, this book is very rare.