Elizabeth and John Gould

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Elizabeth and John Gould were illustrators and editors of Zoology of the voyage of the HMS Beagle, one of Charles Darwin’s magnum opus. In this book we see a visual panorama created by an exceptional collaboration of this couple.
This volume, focused on ornithology and a fundamental part of the Beagle’s journey, reveals Elizabeth’s mastery as an illustrator and John’s valuable contribution as an ornithologist and collaborator of Darwin.
Elizabeth Gould’s story is also a testament to perseverance and creativity. Encouraged by her husband John, Elizabeth embarked on a journey of artistic self-discovery that led her to create more than 650 lithographs and illustrations. His skills evolved over the years, culminating in his involvement in iconic works such as A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains, The Birds of Europe and The Birds of Australia. Each meticulous stroke captured by Elizabeth captures the essence of the species and allows us to enter nature.
The Zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle is a visual treasure trove documenting Darwin’s explorations aboard the Beagle, between 1831 and 1836. Through five parts coordinated and edited by Darwin, this work collects observations and descriptions about the fauna, including birds, of different regions. Although not to be confused with The Voyage of the HMS Beagle, this voyage was essential to the formation of Darwin’s theory of evolution, which would revolutionize science.
Elizabeth and John Gould, with their unparalleled collaboration, enriched this volume with impressive illustrations. Elizabeth gave life to birds such as Mimus melanotis and Sylvicola aureola, capturing their essence in meticulous detail. These illustrations are visual testimonies, and valuable contributions to the science and appreciation of biodiversity.
The voyage of the Beagle, fundamental for Darwin, had its resonance in the collaboration between Elizabeth and John. His works reflected the universe of fascinating species that populate the American lands. Thanks to our authors, this universe was embodied in the terms of natural history. Each illustration brings us closer to Elizabeth’s unique vision and John’s shared knowledge, highlighting the beauty and importance of wildlife in the context of evolution.
Elizabeth and John Gould explores how passion and collaboration brought to life a collection of illustrations that transcend time. These images invite us to admire nature from an artistic and scientific perspective, reminding us of the importance of preserving and understanding the richness of wildlife on our planet.

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Rústica tipográfica148 mm210 mm
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