[Sca-cooks] Indian Hens, pictures of Turkeys
selene at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 11 11:46:10 PDT 2008
Marion McNealy wrote:
> I ran across this book today in the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) and in browsing through it, found these two pages depicting "Indian Hens", which look a lot like wild turkeys to me. The book was published in Frankfurt in 1592.
> Amman, Jost / Bocksberger, Hans <der Ältere> / Schaller, Georg: Thierbuch, Francfurt 1592 [VD16 S 2261]
> Indian Hens
> Male, pg 206
> Female, pg 207
I took a look at those pages. Marvelous! I wish I could read the text
though. The page after the hen-turkie showed a bird that looked much to
me like a Pelican, with a shortish beak but with the characteristic
pouch. But I can't quite make out the text enough to chug it through
Google's translation software.
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