JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
E825 B698a / 2-SIZE
1 Cooper's Hawk Falco Cooperii 2 Palm Warbler Sylvia Palmarum
Creator 1 role:
Drawn from Nature by
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Place image published:
[Carey, Lea & Carey ... John Miller]
plate 10; vol. 2, following p. vii
engraving, hand coloring
Image dimension height:
34.5 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width:
26.5 cm. (platemark)
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A Cooper's hawk and a palm warbler, each perched on a branch.
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857
American ornithology; or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson. ... Vol. II.
Source place of publication:
Philadelphia & London
Carey, Lea & Carey - Chesnut Street. John Miller, 40 Pall Mall.
The Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) in this plate was shot in New Jersey and is named after Bonaparte's friend, the ornithologist William Cooper. The palm warbler is Dendroica palmarum. This specimen was shot in New Jersey; it ranges from northern North America to the Caribbean.William Reese identifies the artist as Alexander Rider, a German artist, fl. 1810-1834.Charles Lucian Bonaparte was the son of Lucien Bonaparte and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. He visited America between 1822 and 1828, setting out to update Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology. The preface states that the drawings were done by Titian Peale from the life; the copper plates were engraved by Lawson (who had done the engravings for Wilson's American Ornithology); the coloring was done by A. Rider. The style of the illustrations and page design imitates Wilson's book. Peale was himself a naturalist and collected many of the specimens.The work appeared between 1825 and 1828 in four volumes. The publication information for volume one differs from the others.
Acquired before 1871.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Flora and fauna
Natural history--North America