Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

brush, h 269mm × w 161mm More details

The ‘three large books’ assembled by De Boodt must have comprised a book each for plants, animals and birds. The bird album was probably damaged at a certain moment. Many of the original bird studies have a loss atone corner, usually the lower right, such as with this cockatoo. Damage suffered by that book may have prompted the 19th-century remounting campaign to make twelve albums.

This work belongs to Album met vogels (RP-T-BR-2017-1-4)

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