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Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Ardea alba maxima.<br />The largest white Gaulding.
Medium: Woodblock prints
Imprint: London, Printed by B.M. for the author, 1707-25
Description of Publication: 2 v. XI, 274 fold. pl. (incl. map) 36 cm.
Department / Discipline: Ornithology
Date of Publication: 1725
Coverage: South 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scrapbooks, richly illustrated fragile and uniquely bound materials, limited and/or autographed editions; published and unpublished materials with special Museum association; materials of high monetary value; and rare books relevant to natural history, especially in those fields of interest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: RF-84-E
Book Title: A voyage to the islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica, with the natural history of the herbs and trees, four-footed beasts, fishes, birds, insects, reptiles, &c. of the last of those islands; to which is prefix'd an introduction, wherein is an account of the inhabitants, air, waters, diseases, trade, &c. of that place, with some relations concerning the neighbouring continent, and islands of America. Illustrated with figures of the things described, which have not been heretofore engraved; in large copper-plates as big as the life