Engraving of fish species "Anguilla tyrannus"

Description
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Anguilla tyrannus [Grd]”, now "Anguilla rostrata" or American eel, from an original sketch likely drawn by John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia. The illustration was printed as Plate 40 in the “Fishes” section of the second part of volume II of the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, 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
printer
Wendell, Cornelius
author
Emory, William H.
Girard, Charles
original artist
Richard, John H.
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 24.6 cm x 31 cm; 9 11/16 in x 12 3/16 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
2009.0115.106
catalog number
2009.0115.106
accession number
2009.0115
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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