Engraved printing plate "Procellaria nivea"

Engraved printing plate "Procellaria nivea"

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Description (Brief)
This engraved printing plate was prepared to print an image of "Procellaria nivea" (now Pagodroma nivea - Snow Petrel) for the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," Volume 8, Mammalogy and Ornithology, plate 42, in the edition Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. The engraving was produced by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson after T. R. Peale.
Description
The firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson (1830s–1850s) of New York City prepared this copper printing plate after a drawing by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. It depicts the Procellaria nivea (now Pagodroma nivea or Snow Petrel). The engraved illustration was published as Plate 42 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
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Cassin, John
maker
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.7 cm x 28.8 cm; 17 3/16 in x 11 5/16 in
ID Number
1999.0145.422
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.422
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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