'The Man of War Bird, the Chinese Fish, &c.' George Edwards

'The Man of War Bird, the Chinese Fish, &c.' by George Edwards

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'The Man of War Bird, the Chinese Fish, &c.'

Zoological studies of the Frigate bird, possibly Fregata magnificens, the main figure represented perched on a rock by water with a Chinese carp or goldfish below and a specimen of red sea weed behind. Supplementary details of the bird's head, foot and feathers are also given. Plate 309 from chapter 99 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 Man of War-bird and the Chinese Fish, &c all etched on the copper plate from life, by George Edwards, July the first, AD 1758."

Original: etching. 1758

  • Image reference: RS-10006

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