Engraved printing plate "Pleiodus strigirostris"

Engraved printing plate "Pleiodus strigirostris"

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Description (Brief)
This engraved printing plate was prepared to print an image of "Pleiodus strigirostris" (now Didunculus strigirostris - Tooth-billed Pigeon or Samoan Pigeon) for the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," Volume 8, Mammalogy and Ornithology, plate 34, in the edition Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. The engraving was produced by W. H. Dougal after T. R. Peale.
Description
William H. Dougal (1822–1895) of New York and Washington, D.C., (after 1844) engraved this copper printing plate after a drawing by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. The image depicts the Pleiodus strigirostris (now Didunculus strigirostris, Tooth billed pigeon or Samoan Pigeon). The engraved illustration was published as Plate 34 in Volume VIII, Mammalogy and Ornithology, by John Cassin, 1858.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
plate, printing
Object Type
Engraving
Date made
1858
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Cassin, John
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.4 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 5/16 in
ID Number
1999.0145.414
catalog number
1999.0145.414
accession number
1999.0145
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
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