Hoe de vogels aan een koning kwamen

Hoe de vogels aan een vogel kwamen ('How the birds came to a king') is the first picture book by Theo van Hoytema (1863-1917). It's a story about how the birds one day decide to choose a king. That must be the bird that can fly the highest. But is that the eagle? Or the bird that flies on its back? Van Hoytema is known for his color printed lithographs. He first made some samples. This masterpiece from the KB is such a sample.

Shelfmark: KW 2281 A 375