Iconographie ouvrages anciens
January 26, 2011 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Iconographie ouvrages anciens is a collection of historic animal illustrations that date as far back as the 16th Century, courtesy of the library at Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon.

A couple of quick highlights include:
- The Illustrated book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging
- Voyage de Siam (1686)
- Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes - Tome I (1775) - Tome II (1776) - Tome III (1780)
- Illustrated Book of Poultry (1890)
and from a little more fantasy-based perspective: Monstrorum historia (1642)

There are some other great collections listed as well. Site is primarily in French. Enjoy.
posted by Ufez Jones (9 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
That is one cranky elephant man.
posted by theodolite at 1:51 PM on January 26, 2011

This is great! Thanks!
posted by brundlefly at 1:55 PM on January 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

that horse suspended with ankle tight wraps would have to be put down if the horse had to put full weight on its legs. time surported while healing.
posted by tustinrick at 2:06 PM on January 26, 2011

trying to remember those two great race horses that could have been saved for breeding after they healed using that device.one was Terlingua.
posted by tustinrick at 2:09 PM on January 26, 2011

Hellooooooo, new source for tattoo ideas.
posted by kkokkodalk at 2:13 PM on January 26, 2011

Though they made a beautiful couple, they were also widely known as the Henhouse Snobs.
posted by The Mouthchew at 2:21 PM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]

Great find! I love historical illustrations.
posted by immlass at 2:39 PM on January 26, 2011


Love these, thank you.
posted by peachfuzz at 2:52 PM on January 26, 2011

I don't speak French, but I for one was disgusted that Metafilter would allow such an overtly political and pornographic site to remain on the front page. It starts innocently enough with talk of Lincoln, but pretty soon becomes an endorsement for Romney and a none-too-subtle indictment of Obama and taxes. Then it goes on to imagery that is definitely NSFW before ending with dogs pissing in bushes.

Shame on you, Metafilter.

I avert my gaze.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:34 PM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]

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