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    Two specimens of the Bird-of-Paradise

    Date
    1721
    Creator
    T. Cole (British) , Engraver
    Object type
    Library reference
    29715
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 264mm
    width (print): 213mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological studies of two dried specimens of the Bird-of-paradise. Figures 1-2 [left and right] “The Bird of Paradise in two Views; taken from the Royal Society.” Figure 3 “A Bird of Paradise from Amboina; drawn from Dr. Ruysch’s cabinet at Amsterdam.” [Ambon in the Moluka Islands, Indonesia].

    Plate 12 from the book A philosophical account of the works of nature, by Richard Bradley (London, 1721). The figures are represented as being on a single piece of paper pinned to the darkened background of the plate. Inscribed “Plate XII. T.Cole sculp.“

    Richard Bradley (1688-1732) English botanist and writer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712. Figures1-2 on this plate is a specimen from the Royal Society’s Repository.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Asia
          > Indonesia
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10238
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