Item 803 - Great Black-backed Gull

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Great Black-backed Gull

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Great Black-backed Gull

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Larus marinus

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  • Source of title proper: Caption title.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Larus marinus

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CA RBD MSG BW002-803

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    Edwards, George, 1694-1773

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Drawing of a Great Black-backed Gull from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Europe, Eastern North America, and North Africa. Attributed to Edwards, George 1694-1773].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The Great Black and White Gull. Larus I gens Marinus Clus. W. p. 344

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Scientific name: Larus marinus

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Larus
6 Larus albus, dorso nigro. L.N.S. [sic] p. 136
Habitat in Europa.
L.S.N. p. 225. edit. nov:
Great Black and White
Gull. Will. orn. p. 344

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Larus
6 Larus albus [The white…], with a black back. L.N.S. [sic] p.136
It lives in Europe.
L.S.N. p. 225. edit. Nov:
Great Black and White
Gull. Will. orn. p. 344

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Birds Volume 14, Painting 34

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  • Volume: Birds v.14 (of 16)