Drawings of Thalassoma, Pseudolabrus and other unidentified fishes

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Abstract

34 drawings of Thalassoma, Pseudolabrus and other unidentified fishes were created by Joseph Drayton, W.H. Dougal, and John Richard of fish observed and collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Illustrations are a variety of preparatory sketches with extensive notes and highly detailed drawings. They are hand drawn and some are hand colored. They were created during and after the expedition. Information included sometimes includes scientific name, creator, date, location, and notes about size, color, texture, and size. Locations noted include the Hawaiian Islands; Sydney, Australia; and New Zealand.

Date Range

1838-1885

Start Date

1838

End Date

1885

Access Information

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

  • New Zealand
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Oahu
  • Sydney

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

34 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 33