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The jaguar ; The cougar.

Image ID: 821705

The jaguar ; The cougar. (1855)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The jaguar ; The cougar.

Published Date

: 1855

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm. (5 x 5 in.)

Notes

: Written on border: "May 1855" Printed on border: "The jaguar is a native of America, and very closely resembles the leopard. It follows in the track of wild herds of cattle and horses, and thus finds its principal subsistence. Its mode of killing its prey differs from that of the other felidoe, which is to seize by the throat." "The cougar is the American lion -- at least it bears a closer resemblance to that noble brute than any other of the feline family, for it is destitute of the stripes of the tiger, the spots of the leopard, and the rosettes of the jaguar; but when full-grown possesses a tawny-red color, almost uniform over the whole body, and hence the inference that it is like the lion." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals

Source Description

: 3 folders (107 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI

Digital ID

: 821705

Record ID

: 719180

Digital Item Published

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

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