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Catalogue of North American Animals, chiefly in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

by Spencer F. Baird
Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

WASHINGTON: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
JULY, 1857

Original Antique Engravings over 165 years old
Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Scope and Content

USPRR Plates: In the 1850s the United States Army conducted extensive surveys to ascertain the best route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. The final reports consist of 13 quarto volumes with hundreds of full page lithographs and numerous maps. The itineraries of the field parties, together with the illustrations, gave Americans their first comprehensive descriptions of the West. Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, arranged for naturalists to accompany the field parties. A wealth of biological material was obtained and the greater portion of the reports is devoted to descriptions of the plants and animals (mainly vertebrates) found in this vast region. Below are some of the mammals that the Surveys chronicled and that were also published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1857.

Please click on the thumbnail images below for a better look at each print.

The digital watermark on images deters image theft and does not appear on the actual antique print.

Moles
Plate XVII

Moles

(California Mole, Hairy-tailed Mole, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
Moles
Plate XVIII

Moles

(Star-nosed Mole, Shrew Mole, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
Skunk, Weasels, Otters
Plate XIX

Skunk, Weasels, Otters

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Squirrels
Plate XX

Squirrels

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
(Kangaroo Rat, Jumping Mouse, etc.)
Plate XXI

Mice

(Kangaroo Rat, Jumping Mouse, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Gophers
Plate XXII

Gophers

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
(Mule Deer, Black-tailed Deer)
Plate XXIII

Deer

(Mule Deer, Black-tailed Deer)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
(Virginia Deer, Sonora Deer)
Plate XXIV

Deer

(Virginia Deer, Sonora Deer)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Antelope, Chamois
Plate XXV

Antelope, Chamois

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Shrews
Plate XXVI

Shrews

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Shrews
Plate XXVII

Shrews

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Shrews
Plate XXVIII

Shrews

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Spotted Skunk
Plate XXX

Skulls and Teeth

(Moles, Shrews)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
Gray Wolf
Plate XXXI

Gray Wolf

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Red Fox
Plate XXXII

Red Fox

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Great-tailed Fox
Plate XXXIII

Great-tailed Fox

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Kit Fox
Plate XXXIV

Kit Fox

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Gray Fox, Coast Fox
Plate XXXV

Gray Fox, Coast Fox

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Fisher, American Sable, White Weasel
Plate XXXVI

Fisher, American Sable, White Weasel

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
American Sable, Mink
Plate XXXVII

American Sable, Mink

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Otter
Plate XXXVIII

Otter

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Mexican Badger, White-backed Skunk
Plate XXXIX

Mexican Badger, White-backed Skunk

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Black-footed Raccoon
Plate XL

Black-footed Raccoon

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20
Black-footed Raccoon
Plate XLI

Grizzly Bear

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Black-footed Raccoon
Plate XLII

Grizzly Bear

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Brown Bear, Black Bear
Plate XLIII

Brown Bear, Black Bear

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Polar Bear
Plate XLIV

Polar Bear

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$40
Squirrels

(Oregon ground squirrel, Gray squirrel, etc.)
Plate XLV

Squirrels

(Oregon ground squirrel, Gray squirrel, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Squirrels

(Red squirrel, Ground squirrel, etc.)
Plate XLVI

Squirrels

(Red squirrel, Ground squirrel, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Yellow-footed Marmot, Prairie Dog
Plate XLVII

Yellow-footed Marmot, Prairie Dog

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Beaver, Fox Squirrel
Plate XLVIII

Beaver, Fox Squirrel

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
Woodchuck
Plate XLIX

Woodchuck

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
Gopher, California Gopher
Plate L

Gopher, California Gopher

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
Kangaroo Rat, Sonora Rat, Great Basin Pocket Mouse
Plate LI

Kangaroo Rat, Sonora Rat, Great Basin Pocket Mouse

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
California Gopher, White-bellied Rat
Plate LII

California Gopher, White-bellied Rat

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25
Mice

(Bush Rat, Wood Rat, Brush-tailed Rat, Rocky Mountain Rat, Texas Cotton Rat, etc.)
Plate LIII

Mice / Rats

(Bush Rat, Wood Rat, Brush-tailed Rat, Rocky Mountain Rat, Texas Cotton Rat, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Voles, Rats (European Water Vole, Mexican Wood Rat, etc.)
Plate LIV

Teeth of Voles, Rats, etc.

(European Water Vole, Mexican Wood Rat, etc.)

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15
Yellow-haired Porcupine, Canada Porcupine
Plate LV

Yellow-haired Porcupine, Canada Porcupine

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Polar Hare, Gray Hare
Plate LVI

Polar Hare, Gray Hare

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$30
Jackass Rabbit, California Gray Rabbit
Plate LVII

Jackass Rabbit, California Gray Rabbit

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
Gray Rabbit, Desert Cottontail Rabbit
Plate LVIII

Gray Rabbit, Desert Cottontail Rabbit

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
Swamp Rabbit, Marsh Rabbit
Plate LIX

Swamp Rabbit, Marsh Rabbit

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
Common Skunk, Texas Skunk, Stupid Skunk
Plate LX

Common Skunk, Texas Skunk, Stupid Skunk

Sheet size: approximately 8.875 x 11.25 inches (22.5 x 28.5 cm)

Age-appropriate toning and wear, binding holes at edge of paper. Please see enlargement by clicking on the above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35
 

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