Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Fantastic 17th-Century Book of Birds, Made from Feathers

In the 17th century, a gardener created a strange book of birds in which the illustrations were completely made of feathers. The Feather Book is a 1618 manuscript by Dionisio Minaggio, chief gardener in the State of Milan, held by McGill University Library. While little is known about its past, it is one of the world’s oldest preserved feather collections.


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