image charleton w_onomasticon_pp86_87
Image number: RS.13062
Credit: ©The Royal Society

European bee-eater

Date

1668

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 207mm
width (print): 245mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the European bee-eater Merops apiaster, side view, the bird shown perched on a low branch.

Plate from Onomasticon zoicon, plerorumque animalum differentias & nomina propria…., by Walter Charleton, (London, James Allestry, 1668), pp.86/87. The plate is inscribed above: ‘pag 87. Merops.’

Walter Charleton (1620-1707), British physician and natural philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1661.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom