Drawings of a dodo from the Journal of VOC [Dutch East India Company] ship Gelderland 1601 - 1603. "When Portuguese and early Dutch colonists began to inhabit the small tropical island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, from the early 1500s onwards, they found the island to be the home of a very unusual bird... The last dodo was killed in 1681—less than 180 years after it was first described." Click through to read some fascinating info on the bird and a tree that depended upon it!
Unknown Artist Dervish in a Landscape, c. 1630 Painting Persian, 17th century Safavid period, AH 907-1145 / AD 1501-1732 Creation Place: Isfahan, Iran Ink and watercolor on paper 18.2 x 8.9 cm (7 3/16 x 3 1/2 in