Madagascan partridge Richard Waller
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Zoological and anatomical study of a Madagascan partridge, Margaroperdix madagarensis, referred to here as a ’Pintado’. It is shown in left profile on a rocky plain, beyond which a body of water and bridge is visible [below]. Above are isolated studies of its feathers, lungs, heart, liver and gallbladder.
Unnumbered plate from a translated edition of Charles Perrault’s Memoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux: Memoir's for a natural history of animals containing the anatomical descriptions of several creatures dissected by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, Englished by A.P. (London, 1688). A work of comparative anatomy featuring specimens from the Royal menageries at Vincennes and Versailles.
- Image reference: RS-19687
- ©The Royal Society
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