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The ferret.

Image ID: 823806

The ferret. (1820)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The ferret.


: Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1820

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 18 x 11 cm. (7 x 4 1/2 in.)


: Printed on border: "Mustela furo, Lin. Le furet, Buff." "It is originally a native of Africa; from whence, according to Strabo, it was brought into Spain; and from its known enmity to the rabbit, was made use of to reduce the numbers of them with which that kingdom abounded. It has since been employed for the same purpose in various parts of Europe…" "It breeds twice a year. The female goes six weeks with young. Some of them devour their off ....
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Original Source

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


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- weasel

Source Description

: 1 folder (35 pictures


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Wea

Digital ID

: 823806

Record ID

: 691528

Digital Item Published

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

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