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  • Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis parties Americae… (Map of all the coasts of the Southern part of America) [Object]

    Map of South America, Florida and West Indies entitled ‘Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis parties Americae…’ from a Dutch or Latin edition of the ‘Itinerario’, Amsterdam. Coloured. Has two elaborate...

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  • Ptolemaic World Map from ‘Geographia’ [Object]

    When the works of the classical geographer, astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy began to emerge from obscurity in the early 1400s, his most famous book 'Geographia' (sometimes called 'Cosmographia') was...

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  • Asia secunda pars terrae informa Pegasi’ (Asia in the form of Pegasus) [Object]

    Figurative maps such as this example occasionally appeared after the advent of printing and were meant to be either items of whimsy or of symbolic significance. Heinrich Bünting’s map illustrated...

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  • Orbis Terrarum Typus… (Double Hemispheric World Map) [Object]

    This double hemispheric world map by Plancius was later included in 'Itinerario' (1596), a travel account by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563–1611), but this large ornamental edition of 1594 was...

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  • Uria Brunnichi [Object]

    Uria Brunnichii. Plate CCXLV. (Thick-billed Murre: Uria lomvia) While in Boston, Audubon obtained this adult bird from Eastport, Maine, packed in ice; he described this specimen as being 'fresh and...

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  • King Duck [Object]

    435 plates – depicting 1,065 specimens – were included in the complete folio of Audubon’s Birds of America. Sold by subscription, the first folios were produced on ‘double-elephant’ paper (29½...

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  • Raccoon [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Kittiwake Gull [Object]

    This is plate CCXXIV (Black-legged Kittiwake: Rissa tridactyla) from John James Audubon's book 'Birds of America'. The gull breeds from Siberia and Baffin Island to Kamchatka and Gulf of St...

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  • American Skunk [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Virginia Opossum [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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