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The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.).

Image ID: 822724

The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.). (1820)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.).

Published Date

: 1820

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 17 x 9 cm. (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "The great difficulties that have always attended a complete investigation of this huge animal, have arisen as well from the remoteness of its situation, as from its peculiar habits and disposition. Though the Hippopotamus has been celebrated from the remotest antiquity; though the secred writings mention him under the name of Behemoth; and though his figure is to be seen engraven on Egyptian obelisks and on Roman medals, ....
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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 -- hippopotamus

Source Description

: 1 folder (13 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Hip

Digital ID

: 822724

Record ID

: 723327

Digital Item Published

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

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