Ornithological studies of two dried specimens of the Bird-of-paradise. Figures 1-2 [left and right] â€œThe Bird of Paradise in two Views; taken from the Royal Society.â€� Figure 3 â€œA Bird of Paradise from Amboina; drawn from Dr. Ruyschâ€™s cabinet at Amsterdam.â€� [Ambon in the Moluka Islands, Indonesia].
Plate 12 from the book A philosophical account of the works of nature, by Richard Bradley (London, 1721). The figures are represented as being on a single piece of paper pinned to the darkened background of the plate. Inscribed â€œPlate XII. T.Cole sculp.â€œ
Richard Bradley (1688-1732) English botanist and writer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712. Figures1-2 on this plate is a specimen from the Royal Societyâ€™s Repository.