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Facsimile of a sketch drawing of a bird from Maranhao (Brasil). It was drawn by Frei Cristovao de Lisboa in the 1600s. It.was part of the manuscript "Historia dos animais e árvores de Maranhao" , published in 1967 in Lisboa, Portugal.

David C.Oren in his work "As aves maranhenses do manuscrito (1625-1631) de Frei Cristovao de Lisboa" identifies this bird as Casmerodius albus, an egret also known as Ardea alba.

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, or Great White Heron is a large, widely-distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world,

Original drawing in pencil and covered in ink. This facsimile print is from the 1967 Portuguese edition.

A facsimile is a copy or reproduction of an old book or manuscript or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible. It differs from other forms of reproduction by attempting to replicate the source as accurately as possible in terms of scale, color, condition, and other material qualities.

Size: approx. 9" by 12"

In excellent condition. Printed on thick paper.

This is the actual page from a 1967 book, not a reproduction.

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Birds Maranhao Natural History Art Print Egret Ardea alba Brazil Vintage Ornithology

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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