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  • Collection: Flora and Fauna

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Object inscriptions: in plate: top left: No..97; top right: Pl. 484.; bottom center: W. E. H. / Harris' Finch / 1. Adult Male. 2. Young Female.; bottom left: Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S.; bottom right: Lith. Printed & Cold. by…

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The Hortus sanitatis, or Garden of Health, was the last of three important medical incunabula—books issued before 1501with typographical text, rather than in manuscript—that appeared in the German city of Mainz during the waning years of the…

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By the time he was a young teenager, Brussels-born Nicolaus van Aelst was living in Rome, ostensibly working in some capacity within the printmaking industry. Virtually nothing is known about his career until the late 1580s, when his name began to…

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By the time he was a young teenager, Brussels-born Nicolaus van Aelst was living in Rome, ostensibly working in some capacity within the printmaking industry. Virtually nothing is known about his career until the late 1580s, when his name began to…

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By the time he was a young teenager, Brussels-born Nicolaus van Aelst was living in Rome, ostensibly working in some capacity within the printmaking industry. Virtually nothing is known about his career until the late 1580s, when his name began to…

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By the time he was a young teenager, Brussels-born Nicolaus van Aelst was living in Rome, ostensibly working in some capacity within the printmaking industry. Virtually nothing is known about his career until the late 1580s, when his name began to…

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Born in Germany, Pieter Schenck moved to Amsterdam in 1683 to study engraving with Gerard Valck, an early proponent of the recently invented mezzotint technique. Three years later, Schenck partnered with Valck in a publishing venture that, beginning…

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The two curious animals depicted in the center here, identified by their genus in the plate (Papio Parion and Papio), are baboons, which, we are informed on the following page in America, “are big and heavy, with ugly heads, short legs like a man,…

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The engravings on view here by Jacob van Meurs, from John Ogilby’s America, were printed from plates that were first employed to decorate a slightly earlier book by Arnoldus Montanus, titled The New and Unknown World, published in Amsterdam by van…

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The largely self-taught zoologist Daniel Giraud Elliot—Columbia University bestowed an honorary Ph.D. in 1906, when he was 71—was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History, with which he remained affiliated throughout his long…
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