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Copy of a Swainson lithograph of a Collared Crabeater (Halcyon Collaris), n.d.

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/38

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This photographic copy of an illustration of a bird is plate 27 from vol. 1 from William John Swainson's, "Zoological illustrations, or, Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals; selected chiefly for the classes of ornithology, etymology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists", London, 1820. The original scientific plates in Swainson's publication were hand-coloured.

The verso is blank.


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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/38

Biographical / Historical

William Swainson (1789-1855) was a naturalist, ornithologist, and artist. For more details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

See also the Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, a detailed inventory of Talbot photographs located around the world. The Catalogue Raisonné is organised by Schaaf number. The Schaaf number for this item is Schaaf 512.

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