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The radiated mole.

Image ID: 1601484

The radiated mole. (1820)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The radiated mole.


: Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828 -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1820

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 15.5 x 9 cm.


: This animal is now known as the star-nosed mole, and goes by the scientific name of "Condylura cristata". The Latin name "Sorex Cristatus" under the illustration was assigned by the naturalist Linnaeus, and implies that he originally considered the creature to be a kind of shrew. The illustration by Thomas Bewick, for all its small size, conveys a fine sense of the animal's velvety fur.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- mole

Source Description

: 1 folder (9 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Mol

Digital ID

: 1601484

Record ID

: 1090693

Digital Item Published

: 10-26-2007; updated 3-25-2011

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