'The Green and Red Parrot from China' George Edwards
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'The Green and Red Parrot from China'
Ornithological study of a parrot, possibly the male Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus, native to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and related territories, shown perched on a low tree branch. Plate 231 from chapter 21 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 (London, for the author, 1758). The plate is inscribed: "Published according to Act of Parliament January the first AD 1755. George Edwards Delin: et Sculp."
Original: etching. 1755
- Image reference: RS-9978
- The Royal Society
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