Engraved printing plate "Pleiodus strigirostris"

Description
William H. Dougal (1822–1895) of New York and Washington, D.C., (after 1844) engraved this copper printing plate after a drawing by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. The image depicts the Pleiodus strigirostris (now Didunculus strigirostris, Tooth billed pigeon or Samoan Pigeon). The engraved illustration was published as Plate 34 in Volume VIII, Mammalogy and Ornithology, by John Cassin, 1858.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
plate, printing
Object Type
Engraving
Date made
1858
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Cassin, John
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.4 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.414
catalog number
1999.0145.414
accession number
1999.0145
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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