Engraving of snake species "Elaps nigrocinctus"

Engraving of snake species "Elaps nigrocinctus"

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Description
William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Elaps nigrocinctus [Grd]”, now "Micrurus nigrocinctus nigrocinctus" or Central American coral snake, from an original sketch John H. Richard (c.1807–1881) of Philadelphia. The illustration was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XXXV in the “Reptiles, fishes, crustacea” section of volume II of The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere, written by Charles Girard (1822–1895).
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.
book printer, publisher
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
United States Navy
author
Girard, Charles
Gilliss, James Melville
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 26.8 cm x 33.9 cm; 10 9/16 in x 13 3/8 in
ID Number
2008.0175.08
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.08
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Data Source
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