Joseph Wolf was one of the top wildlife and and bird artists of the mid-19th century in Europe. Born in Germany, he came to England in the 1840s and began working as an illustrator in the natural history department of the British Museum. Later in his career, he contributed to John Gould's The Birds of Asia and The Birds of Great Britain. The following antique bird prints by Joseph Wolf are from the scientific journal Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, for whom Wolf did many illustrations. Most of the prints, as noted, are from the more rare, early editions of PZS,published between approximately 1853 and 1858. They include many tropical birds indigenous to South America. The prints are hand-finished, color lithographs. Note: wherever possible, we have attempted to provide the common name of the birds represented.