Willughby’s turkey

November 22nd, 2012

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we offer here the turkey from The ornithology of Francis Willughby, as edited for publication by John Ray (London: Printed by A.C. for John Martyn, printer to the Royal Society, 1678). This title is part of the Thordarson Collection, among the strong holdings of history of science in the Department of Special Collections. The Department also has the Latin edition of 1676.

detail of "Gallo pavo. The Turkey" from Willughby's Ornithology (1678)Title page from Willughby's Ornithology (1678)