Upper wing feather arrangement from Coues's Key to North American birds

Sebastian Chesek

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY, United States


  • Title: Upper wing feather arrangement from Coues's Key to North American birds
  • Creator: Chesek, Craig
  • Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Birds of North America, North America, Ornithology, Feathers, Rare books, Biology, Anatomy, Feathers
  • Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
  • Repository: American Museum of Natural History
  • Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
  • Medium: Illustrations
  • Imprint: Salem [Mass.] Naturalists' agency: New York, Dodd and Mead; [etc., etc.] 1872
  • Identifier: b10138225_1
  • Description of Publication: 4 p. l., 361 p. illus., 6 pl. (incl. front.) 28 cm.
  • Department / Discipline: Ornithology
  • Date of Publication: 1872
  • 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scrapbooks, richly illustrated fragile and uniquely bound materials, limited and/or autographed editions; published and unpublished materials with special Museum association; materials of high monetary value; and rare books relevant to natural history, especially in those fields of interest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: QL681 .C85 1872
  • Book Title: Key to North American birds; containing a concise account of every species of living and fossil bird at present known from the continent north of the Mexican and United States boundary. Illustrated by 6 steel plates and upwards of 250 woodcuts. By Elliott Coues.
  • Bibliographic Number: <a href="libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1013822%20target=_blank">b10138225</a>
  • Author: Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899


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