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
Object Name
plate
Object Type
Engraving
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
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.7 cm x 28.8 cm; 17 3/16 in x 11 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.422
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.422
subject
Natural Resources
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Scientific Instruments
Wilkes
event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wilkes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Publication URL
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

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