Wilhelm Eigener, “Reptiles and Amphibians of the World”, 1958
Set I: LIZARDS
- Komodo Dragon
- Frilled Lizard
- Marine Iguana
- Giant Chameleon, Jackson’s Chameleon, Dwarf Chameleon
- Bearded Dragon
- Egyptian Uromastyx
- Green Iguana
- Sailfin Lizard
- Thorny Devil
- Tuatara (technically not a lizard!
While on a date yesterday we wandered over to a wonderful antique bookstore (quite a few antique shops in Savannah :P) and had a grand old time just browsing, admiring, and laughing at poorly aged books. I ended up finding an unexpected treat, though! I can’t get enough of vintage animal illustrations like these, and I especially love the painterly, sketchy quality these have. The text is rather dated but it was worth the price of $8 for the art alone. I’m in the process of scanning the best of the illustrations in the book, and what I’ll be posting of them will be merely samples - so if, when I’m done scanning, you’d like the whole folder, hit me up with a note!
I think I’m a newfound fan of this illustrator. Seems he’s done more books on mammals, birds and fishes respectively - it’s now my duty to collect those!