Engraving of fish species "Belone scrulator"

Description
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Belone scrulator [Grd]”, now "Strongylura marina" or Atlantic needlefish, from an original sketch by John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia. The illustration was printed as Plate 13 in the “Fishes” section of the second part of volume II of the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, which was written by Charles Girard (1822–1895). The volume was printed in 1859 by Cornelius Wendell of Washington, D.C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Engraving
date of book publication
1859
publisher
U.S. Department of the Interior
original artist
Richard, John H.
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
printer
Wendell, Cornelius
author
Girard, Charles
Emory, William H.
publisher
U.S. Army
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 24.8 cm x 31.3 cm; 9 3/4 in x 12 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
2009.0115.058
catalog number
2009.0115.058
accession number
2009.0115
subject
Art
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Measuring & Mapping
Military
Natural Resources
Science & Mathematics
Survey Prints
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Survey Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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