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The opossum of Van Diemen's Land.

Image ID: 823323

The opossum of Van Diemen's Land. (1820)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The opossum of Van Diemen's Land.

Published Date

: 1820

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm. (5 1/4 x 4 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Was discovered in January, 1777, by Captain Cook, who describes it as about twice the size of a large rat. It is covered with long soft glossy hair, or a rusty brown colour; its belly is of a dirty white. It inhabits Van Diemen's Land, the southern point of New Holland."

Original Source

: From General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- opossum

Source Description

: 1 folder (17 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Opo

Digital ID

: 823323

Record ID

: 709940

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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