'The Little Ant-Eater' [Silky anteater ?] George Edwards
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'The Little Ant-Eater' [Silky anteater ?]
Zoological study of a South American anteater, possibly the Silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus). The animal is shown with two front claws encircling a branch. Plate 220 from chapter 10 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: "An animal from the Spanish Main in America drawn near of the Natural Size. Geo Edwards Delin et Sculp. AD 1755."
Original: etching. 1755
- Image reference: RS-9972
- The Royal Society
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