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The nylgau.

Image ID: 821944

The nylgau.  [Nilgai.] (1831)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The nylgau.

Alternate Title

: Nilgai.

Published Date

: 1831

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm. (4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "Antilope picta, Pallas -- Taureau cerf des Indes, Buffon, Supp." "This is a very remarkable animal, which seems to unite somewhat of the characters of the antelope and the ox. It is as large as a stag, but its limbs are more massive; and, from the shortness of its hind legs, it runs with an appearance of awkward effort. Its Indian name signifies 'the blue ox.' It inhabits the plain of the Indus, the mountains of Cashemere, and probably the chain of the Himalaya. It has bred in this country. The individual here represented was in Atkins' travelling menagerie."

Original Source

: From The menageries : quadrupeds, described and drawn from living subjects. 1831) Rennie, James (1787-1867), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- antelope

Source Description

: 2 folders (53 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Ante

Digital ID

: 821944

Record ID

: 719319

Digital Item Published

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

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