Item No: pdcj00082
Title: 1. Ephialtes Watsonii, 2. (Ephialtes) sagittatus and Antrostomus Serico-caudatus
Print and Picture Collection - Jackson Collection of American Lithographs
John Cassin (1813-1869) was an outstanding American ornithologist, head of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia's bird department and associated with the J.T. Bowen lithographic establishment. These are his taxonomic names.
The two prints are on one page. From Jour. Of the Acad. Of Nat. Sci. of Phila. 2nd Series. Vol. 2, Pl. 12-13. (c.1850)
The left (Pl. 12) shows a Tawny-bellied Screech Owl (Ephialtes Watsonii) and a White-fronted Scops Owl (Ephialtes Sagittatus). 22x18 cm
The right (Pl. 13) shows a Silky-tailed Nightjar (Antrostomus Serico-caudatus). 23.75x17 cm.
These prints…all appeared in the 2nd series of the Jour. Of the Acad. Of Nat. Sci. of Phila. In the bound volumes, they were hand-colored. (A.E. Phillips, Academy Editor)
Stephens, H.L. (del.) - Artist
Hitchcock, William E. (c.1825-1880) - Artist
Bowen, J.T., Phila. - Lithographer