Famous curiosity issued as a frontispiece in George Edward’s ‘A Natural History of Uncommon Birds’.
The map shows the tracks of Edwards travels in England and Europe between 1718 & 1730. Confusingly the natural history shown are from warmer climates.
1. The beak of the Egyptian Ibis
2. Male and female stag beetles from Borneo
3. The L east Hummingbird of Jamaica.
C18th impression on watermarked laid paper.
Reference: SHIRLEY: 34
Biography: George Edwards (1694-1773) Edwards was an English naturalist and ornithologist, and known as the “father of British ornithology”
George Edwards (1694-1773)
Edwards was an English naturalist and ornithologist, and known as the “father of British ornithology”
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