PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Antique Copper Plate from "Pantologia: A New Cabinet Cyclopedia" 1819 by J.M Good, O. Gregory and N. Bosworth. Fine hand colour as issued. Shows the origional name "Penguin" of the northern great auk. The Great Auk was last sighted in 1852 on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and became extinct shortly therafter. The Birds were victims of over-hunting for food and bait. Their terminal decline may have even resulted from collecting for museums and taxidermist collections.
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