Catalogue number: WP6/3/1/15
Proof illustration entitled Characteristic Mammals of a Canadian Forest for Wallace's book The Geographical Distribution of Animals, dated 1876.
This proof illustration of the Characteristic Mammals of a Canadian Forest was for Wallace's two-volume book published in 1876, called The Geographical Distribution of Animals, with a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas and Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface.
The illustration, originally drawn by J.B. Zwecker, is on a cardboard mount, labelled by Wallace with the common names of the mammals shown. These include a jumping mouse, skunk, moose or Canadian elk and a tree porcupine.
In the published book, the title was changed to A Canadian Forest with Characteristic Mammalia, appearing as Plate XX in volume 2.
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