Chromolithograph of bird species "Euphonia Rufiventris adult male and Chlorophonia Occipitalis adulte male"

Description (Brief):

Thomas Sinclair (ca 1805-1881) of Philadelphia produced this pre-press chromolithographic proof of "Euphonia refiventis [Vieill] adult male and Chlorophonia occipitalis [Du Bus] adult male," now "Euphonia rufiventris" (Rufous-bellied eupohina) and "Chlorophonia occipitalis" (Blue-crowned chlorophonia), from an original illustration by William Dreser (ca 1820, fl. 1849-1860). The image was published as Plate XX in Volume 2, following page 182 of Appendix F (Zoology-Birds) by John Cassin (1813-1869) in the report describing "The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere during the Years 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1852" by James M. Gillis (1811-1865). The volume was printed in 1855 by A. O. P. Nicholson (1808-1876) of Washington, D.C.

Date Of Book Publication: 1855

Graphic Artist: Sinclair, ThomasOriginal Artist: Dreser, WilliamPrinter: Nicholson, A. O. P.Publisher: United States NavyAuthor: Cassin, JohnGilliss, James Melville

Location: Currently not on view

Location Of Book Publication: United States: District of ColumbiaAssociated Place: South America

Subject: BirdsExploration and DiscoveryU.S. CongressU. S. Navy


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.0175.06Accession Number: 2008.0175Catalog Number: 2008.0175.06

Object Name: printObject Type: LithographOther Terms: print; Graphics; Planographic; Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 25 cm x 33 cm; 9 13/16 in x 13 in


Record Id: nmah_785539

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