Here, without comment, are 10 illustrations from 7 books.
Dick Smith is a major figure in the history of the relationship between California condors and humans. Among his contributions are some excellent drawings, 8 of which are presented here.
In previous posts I have shown some comical illustrations of the California condor. In this post I present 6 more caricatures from a variety of sources.
In 1988 and 1995, the National Audubon Society’s conservation stamps included paintings of California condors by the artist Michael Warren. The detailed habitat elements are a notable feature of these paintings.
For this post, I show 3 cachets, or first-day covers, that each include a conservation stamp and a larger version of the image by Warren that appears on the stamp.
Ornithologist and artist N. John Schmitt knows how to create detailed scientific illustrations. But he also produces simpler sketches that convey a remarkable sense of life. These sketches are full of the activity, energy, and intelligence of birds.
This post presents examples of both forms of Schmitt’s California condor art.
Postal-related items concerning the California condor continue finding their way into my collection. Here are more postcards, postage stamps, and first day covers.
This post offers 8 more illustrations of the California condor from books.