The intercultural dodo: a drawing from the School of Bundi, Rājasthān

  title={The intercultural dodo: a drawing from the School of Bundi, Rājasthān},
  author={Emmanuel Richon and Ria Winters},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={415 - 422}
The iconic dodo Raphus cucullatus once occurred on the isolated Mascarene Island of Mauritius, situated in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Mauritius was once a paradise for a unique flora and fauna that evolved in isolation for 8 million years. The dodo was sought after by seafarers who visited the island from the early sixteenth century onwards because we know from remains surviving in collections and a series of artworks that captive dodos were transported to Europe, India and Japan. This… 
The ‘Bundi dodo’: a drawing copying European animals – a curious byway in nineteenth century Indian art
Abstract A nineteenth-century Indian sheet of sketches showing a dodo Raphus cucullatus and other animals is shown to consist of copies of wood engravings from British popular animal books from the


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  • History
    Journal für Ornithologie
  • 2005
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