Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Wilson's American Ornithology

Chesek, Craig

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History


  • Title: Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Wilson's American Ornithology
  • Creator: Chesek, Craig
  • Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, Birds of North America, North America, Art, Illustrations, Rare books, Eagles
  • Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
  • Repository: American Museum of Natural History
  • Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
  • Original Caption: White-headed Eagle
  • Medium: Hand-colored engravings
  • Imprint: New York: Collins; Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1828-1829
  • Identifier: b10360888
  • Description of Publication: 3 v.; 28 cm. + atlas (76 leaves of plates: all col. ill.; 39 cm.)
  • Department / Discipline: Ornithology
  • Date of Publication: 1829
  • Date: 2013
  • Coverage: North America
  • Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
  • Collection Name: Rare Book Collection
  • Collection Description: The images of the Rare Book Collection highlight some of the art, illustrations, engravings, maps, and sketches from the over 14,000 rare materials housed at the Library. The Museum Library’s Rare Book Collection includes field diaries and scrapbooks, richly illustrated fragile and uniquely bound materials, limited and/or autographed editions; published and unpublished materials with special Museum association; materials of high monetary value; and rare books relevant to natural history, especially in those fields of interest at the Museum. This image collection commences with all of the artwork showcased in Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library: Essays & Plates, a book edited by the Library’s Director, published in October, 2012.
  • Call Number: DD-3
  • Book Title: American ornithology, or The natural history of the birds of the United States:illustrated with plates, engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature
  • Bibliographic Number: <a href="http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1036088%20target=_blank">b10360888</a>
  • Author: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813
  • Artist: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813