I've been always fascinated by vintage encyclopedias. The fact that images of animals were illustrated or etched into the pages for armchair explores is quite astounding. People had to travel to exotic locations and illustrate and write about what they saw adds to the magic. As I was researching for this post, I stumbled on the British Library's Flicker site. They have over a million images available to the public from their library! I got very excited by their Fauna album that has thousands of images of different animals and creatures. Below are a few favorites.
We love creating our own Fauna such as Meenu our Tiger Chair, Tiger Tray and collected Fauna Antiques:
(Images courtesy of British Library)