Dodo

    Date
    1835
    Creator
    Bièvre (French) , Lithographer
    Object type
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 258mm
    width (print): 325mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Zoological study of the Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, the extinct flightless bird from Mauritius. Side view of the head and bill.

    Plate 1 accompanying the paper ‘Mémoire sur le Dodo, autrement dronte (Didus ineptus. L.)’, by H.D. De Blaineville, Novelles annales du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle…’ v.4 (Paris, 1835) pp.1-36.

    Inscribed above: ‘H. de Blainville. Memoires d’histoire naturelles. DODO PL.I.’ Inscribed below: ‘G. de Bièvre lith. Lith. E Engelmann rue du fy. Monmartre No.3’.

    Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777-1850), French zoologist and anatomist was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1832.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Africa
          > Madagascar
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.12997
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