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The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.).

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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Hippopotamus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Hip
Topics
Hippopotamuses
Notes
Content : 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, yet his history was very imperfectly known to the ancients. Aristotle says, that he has a mane like a Horse, and hoofs like an Ox; tusks and tail like a Boar; that he is of the size of an Ass, and has the voice of a Horse; with other things equally absurd; all which Pliny has copied; and, instead of correcting, has added to the number of his errors …" Foxing on image.

Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731316
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234085
Barcode : 33333159395637
UUID: 14196610-c535-012f-be27-58d385a7bc34

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 Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-43a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius, Lin. L'Hippopotame, Buff.).