1788 ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA ENGR. trumpeter, parrrots

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1797 ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA ENGRAVING
3rd Edition

"Encyclopaedia Britannica; or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature, Constructed on a Plan, by which the different Sciences and Arts are digested into the form of distinct treatises or systems...".

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rare

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING

Plate CCCCXVI

Sawfish, Parrots, Flea, Trumpeter,...

Pristis, Psittacus, Pulex, Psophia, Procellaria

While this image is watermarked to prevent illegal picture copying, the print itself is not!!!

This over 223 year old original antique engraving is taken from the 3rd edition of the world famous
"Encyclopaedia Britannica", edited by the publisher Macfarquhar and, after his death, by Dr. George Gleig,
printed by Bell and Macfarquhar, in Edinburgh, Great Britain, 1788 - 1797.

The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "the British Encyclopædia") is a general English-language encyclopaedia published today by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately held company. The articles in the Britannica are aimed at educated adult readers, and written by a staff of about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. It is widely regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopaedias.

This third edition of
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