Engraving of lizard species "Cnemidophorus Presignis"

Engraving of lizard species "Cnemidophorus Presignis"

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Description
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Cnemidophorus presignis [sic]," now Ameiva ameiva (Giant ameiva or Amazon racerunner), from an original sketch by John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia. This is an unfinished proof signed by Charles Girard (1822–1895), whose final proof was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXXVIII in his “Reptiles, fishes, crustacea” section of volume II of The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Engraving
Other Terms
print; Engraving
date of book publication
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: 33.5 cm x 26 cm; 13 3/16 in x 10 1/4 in
ID Number
2008.0175.25
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.25
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