Engraved printing plate "Procellaria nivea"

Description
The firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson (1830s–1850s) of New York City prepared this copper printing plate after a drawing by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. It depicts the Procellaria nivea (now Pagodroma nivea or Snow Petrel). The engraved illustration was published as Plate 42 in Volume VIII, Mammalogy and Ornithology, by John Cassin, 1858.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1858
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
graphic artist
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Cassin, John
maker
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.7 cm x 28.8 cm; 17 3/16 in x 11 5/16 in
ID Number
1999.0145.422
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.422
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Measuring & Mapping
Art
Wilkes
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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