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The paca, or spotted cavy.

Image ID: 822174

The paca, or spotted cavy. (1852)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The paca, or spotted cavy.

Published Date

: 1852

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm. (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)


: Written on border: "Cavy" Foxing on image. Printed on border: "Is an animal of the New World, who digs a burrow like a rabbit, to which he has been compared, though there is scarcely any likeness between these two animals; he is much larger than the rabbit, and even than the hare; he has a round head, and the snout short; he is fat and bulky, and by the form of his body he is more like a pig, as well as by grunting, waddling, and the manne ....
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Original Source

: From The naturalist's library : containing scientific and popular descriptions of man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects, according to the classifications of Stark. (New York : Kearny, 1852) Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) (1805-1866), Editor.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- C

Source Description

: 1 folder (28 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-(C)

Digital ID

: 822174

Record ID

: 719592

Digital Item Published

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

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