Engraved printing plate "Scolopax meridionalis, Zaporina umbrina"

Description
William H. Dougal (1822–1895) of New York and Washington, D.C. (after 1844) engraved this copper printing plate after drawings by William E. Hitchcock. The image depicts the Scolopax meridionalis (now Galinago shicklandii, or Cordilleran snipe) and Zapornia umbrina (now Porzana porzana, or Spotted Crake). The engraved illustration was published as Plate 35 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
Hitchcock, W. E.
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Cassin, John
maker
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.2 cm x 28.6 cm; 17 in x 11 1/4 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.415
catalog number
1999.0145.415
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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