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    ‘The Great Crowned Indian Pigeon’

    Date
    1761
    Creator
    George Edwards (1694 - 1773, British) , Ornithologist
    Object type
    Library reference
    38029
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 288mm
    width (print): 220mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of a Victoria Crowned Pigeon Goura Victoria.

    Plate 338 from chapter 128 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 3 (London, for the author, 1764). The author describes the bird within the text: “The original is one of those that Governor Loten before-mentioned caused to be drawn from the life in India, and is now deposited, with many others brought from thence, in the British Museum. Mr. Loten brought several of them alive from India, and presented them to the late Princess Royal of Great-Britain, Dowager Princess of Orange &c. It is a native of the Island of Banda, where they call it a Kroon-Vogel...”

    The plate is inscribed: “The great crowned pigeon from the Island of Banda in the East Indies. Geo. Edwards sculp October the 8th AD 1761.”
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Asia
          > Indonesia
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10035
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