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Original artist:
Richard, John H.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Book printer, publisher:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Publisher:
United States Navy  Search this
Author:
Girard, Charles  Search this
Gilliss, James Melville  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 26.8 cm x 33.9 cm; 10 9/16 in x 13 3/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date of book publication:
1855
Description:
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Elaps nigrocinctus [Grd]”, now "Micrurus nigrocinctus nigrocinctus" or Central American coral snake, from an original sketch John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia. The illustration was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXXV in the “Reptiles, fishes, crustacea” section of volume II of <I>The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere,</I> written by Charles Girard (1822–1895).
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
2008.0175.08
Accession number:
2008.0175
Catalog number:
2008.0175.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_802185