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The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land.

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Title
The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Opossum

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Opo
Topics
Opossums
Opossums -- Australia -- Tasmania
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "Was discovered in January, 1777, by Captain Cook, who describes it as about twice the size of a large rat. It is covered with long soft glossy hair, or a rusty brown colour; its belly is of a dirty white. It inhabits Van Diemen's Land, the southern point of New Holland."

Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731364
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234158
Barcode : 33333159400569
UUID: c9d47e10-c535-012f-a2f4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1222-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 13, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1222-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1222-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Opossum Of Van Diemen'S Land.