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The Hippopotamus.

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The Hippopotamus.


Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Hippopotamus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Hip
Content : Printed on border: "Although this animal has been celebrated from the earliest ages, it was, notwithstanding, but imperfectly known to the ancients. It was only towards the sixteenth century that we had some precise indications on the subject …" "Hippopotamus amphibius, Lin. The genus Hippopotamus has four upper and four lower incisors; two upper and two lower canines; fourteen upper and fourteen lower molars. Lower canines much developed, forming strong tusks curved upwards; hard, thick, and square; muzzle very large and gibbous; body very thick and heavy; legs short, with four toes on the feet; eyes and ears small; tail short; two ventral mammae; skin very thick, almost without hair."

Source identifier: ILN (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731316
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234085
Barcode : 33333159395561
UUID: 151d3ec0-c535-012f-821f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Hippopotamus." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Hippopotamus." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 3, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852). The Hippopotamus. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Hippopotamus.