Page from 'Museaum Tradescantianum, or a Collection of Rarities preserved at South-Lambeth neer London, by John Tradescant'. This was a catalogue published in 1656 for Britain's first museum open to the public, a collection begun by John Tradescant the Elder and continued by his son, also John. The page here records natural history items in the collection including their stuffed Dodo - 'Dodar, from the Island Mauritius, it not able to flie being so big'. Ref: 12/57 Res
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