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.
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.
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Object Name
plate, printing
Object Type
Date made
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
Sherman, Conger
Cassin, John
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 43.4 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 5/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
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