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Hafnire, 1 pI. birds, folio) illustrated with engravings and written by H olger Jacobmus. A revised and enlarged edition was published in 1710 by Johannes Laverentzen (3 pI. birds). A similar work, published in 1666, was a description of the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp which was later incorporated in the collections of the Danish kings. This work, 'Gottorfische Kunst-Cammer, worinnen allerhand ungemeine Sachen, so theils die N atur', etc. (Schleszwig, 3 plates with birds, obI.
The work contains altogether 227 leaves of fine pictures of various groups of animals, in Vol. I mammals, in II birds, in III fishes, and in IV beetles and butterflies (696). The work still seems to be in existence though scattered among private owners. Presumably the animals of the menageries provided models for it. For the Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol, Hoefnagel executed one of his most important works, the magnificent 'Missale romanum', now in the National Library of Vienna. It is decorated with nearly 500 miniatures, among which are representations of plants and animals, including several birds (696; 770; 771).
THE BEE-EATER. M erops apiaster L. From hand-coloured engravmg (PI. , 1763 J. L. Frisch's Fig. 2. THE HOOPOE. U pupa epops L. From hand-coloured engraving (PI. 345), by George Edwards, dated Septem. 1. A. D. , Part III, 1764 Fig. 3. THE BLUE JAY. ). From hand-coloured engraving (PI. , Vol. I, 1754 PLAT E III Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig.
Bird Books and Bird Art: An Outline of the Literary History and Iconography of Descriptive Ornithology by Jean Anker (auth.)