image latham j_supplement_1802_plate 120
Image number: RS.17545
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Condur vulture’

Date

1802

Creator

John Latham (1740-1837, British), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

48050

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 242mm
width (print): 180mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) a bird native to South America. Shown on a rock perch, with a bone fragment.

Plate 120 from the Supplement. II. to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh, Sotheby & Son, 1802). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXX.’; and below ‘Condur Vulture. Publishd as the Act directs May 30, 1801, by Leigh, Sotheby & Son, York Street, Covent Garden.’

In the associated description, the author states: ‘two of these (supposed to be male and female) are in the Leverian Museum, collected by Mr. Parkinson…observed by Molina, in his Natural History of Chili…’

John Latham (1740-1837) British surgeon and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775.

Associated place

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