Monday, 11 October 2010

Comparison of a human and bird skeleton

While studying the human anatomy i came across this book article that spoke about the comparison of a human and bird skeleton. The book was published in French by Pierre Belon du Mans in 1555. It was at a time when most books were in Latin and it contains 14 woodcuts depicting a variety of birds. The diagrams where based on specimens collected by Belon. The book came from ZSL Library. Im not sure what type of bird this is but its definately a good find and will help me out a lot.

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