wow, you really find some neat stuff! I have a ?... what kind of art technique is this called that is in these old books? they all look hand drawn like pen or pencil drawings. Is that an old kind of inking or copying process? just curious, thanx Susie
Hi Susie, This is an engraving. You can find some great info on the process Here!
Awesome bat! Thanks for sharing!
97123Karen, as you know most bats have faces like the Grinch and eat flying insects, which they locate with sonar. The bat in this engraving doesn't look like the insect-eaters and is not one. It's called a "flying fox" because of its foxy face; it's a large tropical bat that eats fruit. A specialist could tell you just what species is depicted in the engraving; I can't. Flying foxes are now threatened with extinction because of the deforestation of the tropics; isn't progress wonderful?
...Thank you all for all the information regarding the process and the bat itself! :o)...This already has my creative wheels turning - thank you for sharing!...Blessings
97123, thanks so much for all the info. The species name was listed under the image, it's a Amboyna Pteropus. This book has no date in it, but it's quite old, my research shows that the book was printed between the late 1700's to the mid 1800's. So sad to hear that it's now near extinction, it has a sweet little face!
I love Halloween and Natural History. This one is wonderful!
Thanx for the engraving info... that must have taken forever to publish a book that way. amazing process. thank you
You make me so very happy... :o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin
What an awesome fella! Thank you sooo much
Aw! It looks like its dancing!
This is excellent, thanks for posting it!
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