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Musaeum Tradescantianum

Posted by Alix on 21 July 2007

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‘An Early ripe Apple and good in taste’

These pictures are from a catalogue called Musaeum Tradescantianum published by John Tradescant the Younger in 1656, as featured recently on the wonderful BibliOdyssey. Although not primarily illustrations of birds they do depict birds, and anyway the pictures are gorgeous. I like this sort of picture regardless of the subject matter!

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‘The portingegale Quince’ and ‘The quene mother plum’

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