Science Art: Catharte de la Californie, Encyclopédie d’histoire naturelle – oiseaux vol. 1, 1860.

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The California Condor, as pictured in the Paris-published The Natural History Encyclopedia – Birds, Vol. 1. By comparison, this was printed at around the same time Gustave Moreau was wowing Paris with heavily symbolic paintings of mythic tableaux.

Must’ve been something in the water.

Image found via Old Book Illustrations.