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Reptilia, Pl. 5. Figs. 1-3. Bufo marinus. Figs. 4-9. Bufo columbiensis. Figs. 10-14. Bufo melanostictus. Figs. 15-19. Bufo thaul. Figs. 20-24. Brachycephalus aurantiacus.

  • ARTIST: W. Winship

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Philadelphia.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving with original hand coloring,

    DATE: 1858.

  • EDITION SIZE: Platemark 16 3/4 x 11 3/8" (427 x 290 mm.

  • DESCRIPTION: From John Cassin's "Mammalogy and Ornithology" report of the United States Exploring Expedition under Captain Charles Wilkes. Peale, youngest son of painter Charles Wilson Peale, accompanied this landmark naval expedition, which explored South America, Australia, Antartica, the Pacific islands and America's northwest coast between 1838 and 1842. This was the first American circumnavigation of the globe. Engraved by Dougal. This illustration depicts five kinds of frogs.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save small foxmark at lower right,