image nouvelles archives du museum_v2_1866_plate 4
Image number: RS.13086
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Père David's deer

Date

1866

Creator

J Huet (active 1860s-1870s, French), Lithographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 294mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological study of Père David's deer Elaphurus davidianus, a species native to China. The illustration shows the male (figure 1) female (figure 2) and a juvenile (figure 3). The deer became known in Western Europe from these specimens sent to Paris by Father Armand David (1826-1900) French Catholic priest, missionary and naturalist.

Plate 4 accompanying the paper ‘Note sur l’Elephurus davidianus espèce nouvelle de la famille des cerfs’, by Alphonse Milne-Edwards, Nouvelles archives du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle…’ v.2 (Paris, 1866); Bulletin pp.27-40.

Inscribed above: ‘Nouvelles archives du Muséum. Bulletin T.2. Pl.IV.’ Inscribed below: ‘ELAPHURUS DAVIDIANUS (A. Edwards). J. Huet lith. Imp. Becquet, Paris.’

Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900) French mammalogist and ornithologist.

Associated place

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