These are genuine antique prints by Emilio August Goeldi (1859 - 1917). The Amazon region has some of the richest bird life in the world, and had been made famous through the research and journals of famous naturalists such as Spix. However, Emilio August Goeldi's work was the first comprehensive account of the birds of this remarkable region. Goeldi's album presented numerous Amazonian bird species against the backdrop of tropical scenery. The superb color plates were after watercolors paintings by the artist E. Lohse.