'The Little Brown Bittern' George Edwards
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'The Little Brown Bittern'
Ornithological studies of a Bittern from Aleppo, North Africa, possibly the Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus. Edwards' drawing is shown with another, copied from a print by Dr Thomas Shaw (1694-1751). Plate 275 from chapter 65 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: "The Little Bittern from Aleppo. G. Edwards Delin et Sculp: AD 1756."
Original: etching. 1756
- Image reference: RS-9989
- The Royal Society
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