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An Egyptian mongoose (ichneumon), standing on a disembowelled crocodile with the crocodile's destroyed eggs nearby. Etching by S. C. Miger, ca. 1808, after N. Maréchal.

  • Maréchal, Nicolas, -1803.
Date
[1808]
Reference
40946i
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view An Egyptian mongoose (ichneumon), standing on a disembowelled crocodile with the crocodile's destroyed eggs nearby. Etching by S. C. Miger, ca. 1808, after N. Maréchal.

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Credit: An Egyptian mongoose (ichneumon), standing on a disembowelled crocodile with the crocodile's destroyed eggs nearby. Etching by S. C. Miger, ca. 1808, after N. Maréchal. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

Ichneumon: a mongoose of N. Africa, Herpestes ichneumon, noted for destroying crocodile eggs

Publication/Creation

[Paris] : [chez Miger], [1808]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 22 x 36.8 cm

Lettering

Viverra ichneumon. L'ichneumon. Peinte par Marechal. Gravée par Miger.

Lettering note

Further lettering on top of the print: Three half-pence

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 40946i

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Languages

  • French
  • Latin


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