Lithograph of bird species "Ericornis Melanura and Scytalopus Fuscus"

Description
Thomas Sinclair (c.1805–1881) of Philadelphia printed this chromolithograph of “Ericornis melanura [Gray] adult and Scytalopus fuscus [Gould],” now "Chilia melanura" (Crag chilia), and "Scytalopus fuscus" (Dusky tapaculo), from an original sketch by William Dreser (c. 1820–after 1860) of Philadelphia (1847–1860) and New York (1860). The illustration was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXI in the “Birds” section of volume II of The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere, written by John Cassin (1813–1869).
Location
Currently not on view
date of book publication
1855
graphic artist
Sinclair, Thomas
original artist
Dreser, William
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
United States Navy
author
Cassin, John
Gilliss, James Melville
location of book publication
United States: District of Columbia
location of print publication
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
South America
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.7 cm x 32.9 cm; 10 1/8 in x 12 15/16 in
ID Number
2008.0175.05
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.05
subject
South America
Birds
U.S. Congress
U. S. Navy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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