'The Curasso-Bird, and the Cushew-Bird' George Edwards
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'The Curasso-Bird, and the Cushew-Bird'
Ornithological study of two South American birds: figure 1 the Great curassow Crax rubra and figure 2 the Helmeted curassow Pauxi pauxi. Plate 295 from chapter 85 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 2 (London, for the author, 1760). The plate is inscribed: "Fig.1 the Mituporanga of Marggravius. Fig.2 the Pauxi of Nieremberg, Drawn from Life." A second, mirrored inscription reads: "George Edwards Sculp May 1 1758.."
Original: etching. 1758
- Image reference: RS-10003
- The Royal Society
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