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Nûshîrvân, asleep with his head in the lap of his devoted minister Buzurjmihr, had his jeweled armlet stolen by a bird and unjustly accuses his minister of the theft.

Nûshîrvân, asleep with his head in the lap of his devoted minister Buzurjmihr, had his jeweled armlet stolen by a bird and unjustly accuses his minister of the theft.

Opening of text, large initial, miniature of Resurrection with instruments of crucifixion, border design with grotesque and bird.

Opening of text, large initial, miniature of Resurrection with instruments of crucifixion, border design with grotesque and bird.

The donkey and the gardener [cont.]; The bird catcher and the crested lark.

The donkey and the gardener [cont.]; The bird catcher and the crested lark.

The bird catcher and the crested lark [cont.]; Hermes and the traveler.

The bird catcher and the crested lark [cont.]; Hermes and the traveler.

The doctor and his patient [cont.]; The bird catcher and the viper.

The doctor and his patient [cont.]; The bird catcher and the viper.

The bird catcher and the viper [cont.]; The castor.

The bird catcher and the viper [cont.]; The castor.

Different scribe or different script style; border of strewn flowers, insects, bird.

Different scribe or different script style; border of strewn flowers, insects, bird.

Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials.

Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials.

Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird) initial.

Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird) initial.

Zoomorphic initial (bird).

Zoomorphic initial (bird).

Birds and fowl; Damsel of Numidia; The alcatrazi or mad bird.

Birds and fowl; Damsel of Numidia; The alcatrazi or mad bird.

A rare bird about the Gambra, called by some monoceros; The bird with four wings.

A rare bird about the Gambra, called by some monoceros; The bird with four wings.

The Lou-wa or fishing bird.

The Lou-wa or fishing bird.

The ostrich, according to the Paris Academy of Science; Nest [or village as the Negroes call it] of the kubalot, or fisher bird.

The ostrich, according to the Paris Academy of Science; Nest [or village as the Negroes call it] of the kubalot, or fisher bird.

The crown bird or Guinea peacock; The spatula bird.

The crown bird or Guinea peacock; The spatula bird.

Barba Caprae floribus obongis = Aruncus = Barba di Capra. [Bird's feathers]

Barba Caprae floribus obongis = Aruncus = Barba di Capra. [Bird's feathers]

Myagrum monospermon, latifolium = Miagro. [Bird's eye cress?]

Myagrum monospermon, latifolium = Miagro. [Bird's eye cress?]

[The Bird of prey. (By M. Casson, artist. March 1809)]

[The Bird of prey. (By M. Casson, artist. March 1809)]

With eager grasp, behold the Bird of pray, ...' (M. Casson, March, 1809)

With eager grasp, behold the Bird of pray, ...' (M. Casson, March, 1809)

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Kent, James, Nathan Lane, and Benjamin Bird. Albany

Cerasus padus = Cerisier à grappes. [Bird cherry]

Cerasus padus = Cerisier à grappes. [Bird cherry]

Ostrich.

Ostrich.

Red-throated Humming Bird.

Red-throated Humming Bird.

Trochilus Minimus or Least Humming Bird.

Trochilus Minimus or Least Humming Bird.

Toco; Rhinoceros Bird.

Toco; Rhinoceros Bird.

Great or Common Paradise Bird.

Great or Common Paradise Bird.

Two circular images, trees with a snake climbing one tree and a bird perched on another ; a human figure with two animal-like figures.

Two circular images, trees with a snake climbing one tree and a bird perched on another ; a human figure with two animal-like figures.

Lahtora Butcher Bird, Lanius Lahtora.

Lahtora Butcher Bird, Lanius Lahtora.

Teesa Buzard [Buzzard], Buteo Teesa. 1. Young, 2. Old Bird.

Teesa Buzard [Buzzard], Buteo Teesa. 1. Young, 2. Old Bird.

Small Paradise Bird, Paradisea minor.

Small Paradise Bird, Paradisea minor.

Unfinished bird's-eye view of Lower New York.

Unfinished bird's-eye view of Lower New York.

Black-crowned Night Heron, or Qua Bird. 1. Adult. 2. Young.

Black-crowned Night Heron, or Qua Bird. 1. Adult. 2. Young.

Tropic Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Tropic Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Common Mocking Bird. 1, 2. Males, 3. Female. (Florida Jessamine. Gelseminum niditum. Rattlesnake.)

Common Mocking Bird. 1, 2. Males, 3. Female. (Florida Jessamine. Gelseminum niditum. Rattlesnake.)

Western Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Western Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

American Robin, or Migratory Thrush . 1. Males. 2. Female. 3. Young. (Chesnut Oak. Quercus prinus.)

American Robin, or Migratory Thrush . 1. Males. 2. Female. 3. Young. (Chesnut Oak. Quercus prinus.)

Ruff-necked Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Cleome heptaphylla)

Ruff-necked Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Cleome heptaphylla)

Mango Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Bignonia grandifolia).

Mango Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Bignonia grandifolia).

Anna Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Hibiscus Virginicus.)

Anna Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. (Hibiscus Virginicus.)

Mountain Mocking Bird. Male.

Mountain Mocking Bird. Male.

Ruby-throated Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. 4. Young. (Bignonia -radicans.)

Ruby-throated Humming bird. 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. 4. Young. (Bignonia -radicans.)

American Anhinga Snake Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

American Anhinga Snake Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Cedar bird, or Cedar Wax-wing. 1. Male. 2. Female. (Red Cedar. [Juniperus Virginiana])

Cedar bird, or Cedar Wax-wing. 1. Male. 2. Female. (Red Cedar. [Juniperus Virginiana])

Arctic Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Arctic Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female.

Tyrant Flycatcher or King Bird. (Cotton wood. Populus candicans).

Tyrant Flycatcher or King Bird. (Cotton wood. Populus candicans).

Common Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female. 3. Young. (Great Mullein. Verbascum Thapsus.)

Common Blue Bird. 1. Male. 2. Female. 3. Young. (Great Mullein. Verbascum Thapsus.)

Frigate Pelican Man of War Bird. Male.

Frigate Pelican Man of War Bird. Male.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron, or Qua Bird. 1. Adult Male Spring plumage. 2. Young in October.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron, or Qua Bird. 1. Adult Male Spring plumage. 2. Young in October.

Man with falcon standing over a large bird, and man with horse.

Man with falcon standing over a large bird, and man with horse.

Hermit Thrush . 1. Male. 2. Female. (Plant: Robin Wood.)

Hermit Thrush . 1. Male. 2. Female. (Plant: Robin Wood.)

56. The Cedar Bird (Bombycilla carolinensis). 57. The Bohemian Waxwing (Bomyicilla garrula).

56. The Cedar Bird (Bombycilla carolinensis).  57. The Bohemian Waxwing (Bomyicilla garrula).

82. The Brown Thrush (Orpheus rufus). 83. The American Robin (Merula migratoria).

82. The Brown Thrush (Orpheus rufus). 83. The American Robin (Merula migratoria).

Birds of China. [Brown bird with blue face on stone.]

Birds of China. [Brown bird with blue face on stone.]

Birds of China. [Brown bird on stone, green bird on branch.]

Birds of China. [Brown bird on stone, green bird on branch.]

[Man with white beard wearing beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

[Man with white beard wearing beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

Birds of China. [Brown bird and green bird on stones.]

Birds of China. [Brown bird and green bird on stones.]

Birds of China. [Green bird with black head, brown bird.]

Birds of China. [Green bird with black head, brown bird.]

[Man wearing long beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

[Man wearing long beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

Birds of China. [Black bird and brown bird on stone with branches and berries, flowers.]

Birds of China. [Black bird and brown bird on stone with branches and berries, flowers.]

[Man wearing long beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

[Man wearing long beaded necklace and tunic with design of large white bird.]

Bird's eye view of New Orleans.

Bird's eye view of New Orleans.

Bird's-eye view from Orphan House.

Bird's-eye view from Orphan House.

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Bird's-eye view of Brooklyn Bridge.

Bird's-eye view of Brooklyn Bridge.

[Bird's-eye view of New Haven, Conn.]

[Bird's-eye view of New Haven, Conn.]

Bird's-eye view of Rondout and Creek.

Bird's-eye view of Rondout and Creek.

Brooklyn Bridge and a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge and a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

[Bird's-eye view of Nantucket.]

[Bird's-eye view of Nantucket.]

Bird's-eye view of New York Harbor, U.S.A.

Bird's-eye view of New York Harbor, U.S.A.

Bird's-eye view of Denver, Col., U.S.A.

Bird's-eye view of Denver, Col., U.S.A.

[Bird's-eye view of Georgetown, Colorado.]

[Bird's-eye view of Georgetown, Colorado.]

Bird's-eye view of Rico from Piedmont.

Bird's-eye view of Rico from Piedmont.

Bird's-eye view of Belfast and Bay.

Bird's-eye view of Belfast and Bay.

[Bird's-eye view of Bangor.]

[Bird's-eye view of Bangor.]

[Bird's-eye view of Bangor.]

[Bird's-eye view of Bangor.]

[Bird's-eye view of Portland.]

[Bird's-eye view of Portland.]

Bird's-eye view of Belfast and Bay.

Bird's-eye view of Belfast and Bay.

Bird's-eye view of Brooklyn Bridge.

Bird's-eye view of Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge and a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge and a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

Bird's-eye view of Mauch Chunk.

Bird's-eye view of Mauch Chunk.

Mauch Chunk. Bird's-eye view from cemetery.

Mauch Chunk. Bird's-eye view from cemetery.

Bird's-eye view of Richmond.

Bird's-eye view of Richmond.

Bird's-eye view from St. Patrick's church towards Carrollton.

Bird's-eye view from St. Patrick's church towards Carrollton.

[General bird's-eye view showing buildings, houses, and the river.]

[General bird's-eye view showing buildings, houses, and the river.]

Prospect Park [bird's-eye view].

Prospect Park [bird's-eye view].

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Bird's-eye view of the city of Duluth.

Ma-Za-Oo-Nie -- the little bird hunter (Sioux).

Ma-Za-Oo-Nie -- the little bird hunter (Sioux).

Ma-Za-Oo-Nie -- the little bird hunter (Sioux).

Ma-Za-Oo-Nie -- the little bird hunter (Sioux).

[Bird's-eye view of Camden, Maine.]

[Bird's-eye view of Camden, Maine.]

Bird's-eye View in Congress Park.

Bird's-eye View in Congress Park.

New York Harbor, (bird's-eye view), New York City, U.S.A.

New York Harbor, (bird's-eye view), New York City, U.S.A.

Bird's-eye view of Rondout and Creek.

Bird's-eye view of Rondout and Creek.

Brooklyn Bridge, bird's-eye view from Tribune building.

Brooklyn Bridge, bird's-eye view from Tribune building.

Brooklyn Bridge, icluding a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge, icluding a bird's-eye view of the city of Brooklyn.

[Bird's-eye from St. Patrick's church.]

[Bird's-eye from St. Patrick's church.]

Bird's-eye panoramic view, No. 4.

Bird's-eye panoramic view, No. 4.

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