Engraving of snake species "Dryophis vittatus"

Description
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Dryophis vittatus [Grd],” now "Oxybelis aeneus" (Brown vine snake or Mexican vine snake), from John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia's original sketch. The illustration was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXXVI in the “Reptiles, fishes, crustacea” section of volume II of The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere, written by Charles Girard (1822–1895).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1855
original artist
Richard, John H.
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
United States Navy
author
Gilliss, James Melville
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 26.8 cm x 33.7 cm; 10 9/16 in x 13 1/4 in
ID Number
2008.0175.30
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.30
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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