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The Polar Or Great White Bear.

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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Bear

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Bear
Topics
Bears
Polar bears
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "Ursus albus, Lin. -- L'ours blanc, Buff." "Differs greatly from the common bear in the length of its head and neck, and grows to above twice the size. Some of them are thirteen feet long. Its limbs are of great size and strength; its hair long, harsh and disagreeable to the touch, and of a yellowish white colour; its ears are short and round; and its teeth large. It inhabits only the coldest parts of the globe, and has been found above latitude 80, as far as navigators have penetrated northwards. These inhospitable regions seem adapted to its sullen nature."

Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731250
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17233993
Barcode : 33333159389952
UUID: 299acb60-c534-012f-ae79-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Polar Or Great White Bear." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-34fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Polar Or Great White Bear." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-34fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). The Polar Or Great White Bear. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-34fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Polar Or Great White Bear.