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Engraving of fish and frog species "Trichomycterus Maculatus, Cheiroden Pisciculus, Cystignathus Taeniatus, and Phyllobates Auratus"

Catalog Data

Original artist:
Richard, John H.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Printer:
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: 34 cm x 25.8 cm; 13 3/8 in x 10 3/16 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 “Trichomycterus maculatus [Cuv. -Val.], Cheiroden pisciculus [Grd], Cystignathus taeniatus [Grd], and Phyllobates auratus [Grd]” now "Trichomycterus maculatus," "Cheiroden pisciculus," "Batrachyla taeniata," (Banded tree frog), and "Dendrobates auratus" (Poison dart frog, Green poison frog, Green and black poison dart frog) from an original sketch by 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 XXXIV 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). The print is also signed by Girard.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
2008.0175.16
Accession number:
2008.0175
Catalog number:
2008.0175.16
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_802189