[Sca-cooks] Indian Hens, pictures of Turkeys

Susan Fox 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
> http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00027991/images/index.html?seite=206
> Female, pg 207
> http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00027991/images/index.html?seite=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.

With thanks,

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