Père David's deer

    Date
    1866
    Creator
    J Huet (French) , Lithographer
    Object type
    Library reference
    RCN8171
    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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > France
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.13086
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