Chromolithograph of bird species "Phalacrocorax Brasilianus"

Description
Thomas Sinclair (c.1805–1881) of Philadelphia printed this lithograph of “Phalacrocorax brasilianus [GM]” or Neotropic cormorant, from an original sketch by William Dreser (c.1820–after 1860) of Philadelphia (1847–1860) and New York (1860). The illustration was printed in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXVIII 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
Object Name
print
Object Type
Chromolithograph
date of book publication
1855
graphic artist
Sinclair, Thomas
original artist
Dreser, William
publisher
United States Navy
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
author
Cassin, John
Gilliss, James Melville
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 25.6 cm x 33 cm; 10 1/16 in x 13 in
location of book publication
United States: District of Columbia
location of print publication
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2008.0175.02
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.02
subject
Art
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Measuring & Mapping
Military
Natural Resources
Science & Mathematics
Survey Prints
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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