A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands - Malurus Lamberti, John Gould
  • Publisher
    John Gould
  • Born
    England, 1804
  • Died
    1881
  • Title
    A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands - Malurus Lamberti
  • Date of Production
    First Published 1837-38
  • Medium
    Book

John Gould

A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands - Malurus Lamberti

The Synopsis of Australian Birds was assembled by John Gould in England from specimens sent by his brother in Australia and was published just prior to his departure for Australia to work on a more complete publication.  There are 73 plates covering 199 species; a great number of these are still accepted as described and classified by Gould.

The hand coloured lithographs by his wife Elizabeth are superb, the colours have retained their vibrancy bringing these specimens to life.