image tracts_513_13_frontispiece
Image number: RS.11878
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Woolly mammoth

Date

1866

Object type

Library reference

Tracts 513/13

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 155mm
width (print): 215mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Reconstruction of a woolly mammoth Mammuthus primigenius (here termed Elephas primigenius) drawn from a specimen found in the Siberian permafrost. A side view of the extinct animal.

From the monograph Mittheilungen über die naturgesschichte des mammoth oder mamont (Elephas primigenius) by J.F, Brandt (St Petersburg, 1866).

The print is inscribed below: ‘ELEPHAS primigenius Blumenb.’ The plate appears to have been trimmed.

The Russian zoologist Alexander Theodor von Middendorff (1815-1894) discovered mammoth remains while travelling in the Taymyr peninsula on an expedition for the St Petersburg Academy of Science in 1843-1845.

Johann Friedrich von Brandt (1802-1879) German naturalist working in Russia.

Associated place

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