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Lithograph of bird species "Chrysomitris Marginalis"

Lithograph of bird species "Chrysomitris Marginalis"

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Description
Thomas Sinclair (c.1805–1881) of Philadelphia printed this lithograph of “Chrysomitris Marginalis [Bonaparte] male and female," now "Carduelis barbata" or Black-chinned siskin, from an original sketch by William Dreser (c.1820–after 1860) of Philadelphia (1847–1860) and New York (1860). The illustration was published in 1855 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C. as Plate XVII in the “Birds” section of volume II of The United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere, written by John Cassin (1813–1869).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Lithograph
date made
1855
graphic artist
Sinclair, Thomas
Dreser, William
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
United States Navy
author
Cassin, John
Gilliss, James Melville
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
Associated Place
South America
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.6 cm x 32.8 cm; 10 1/16 in x 12 15/16 in
ID Number
2008.0175.03
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.03
subject
Birds
Exploration and Discovery
U.S. Congress
U. S. Navy
South America
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Data Source
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