Fishes of Mauritius (Exhibition)

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Exist Dates

1976 February - 1976

Biographical or Historical Note

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Exhibition. Opened February 1976 and closed approximately 1976. Located in the Rare Book Room at the American Museum of Natural History. "Fishes of Mauritius" featrued pages from the illustrated manuscript, Fishes of Mauritius.

Summary

"Fishes of Mauritius" featured pages from the illustrated manuscript, Fishes of Mauritius. Nicholas Pike, U.S. counsul to Mauritius from 1867-74, collected, sketched and described the fishes of the then British Colony. The eight illustrated volumes were given to the Museum in 1905 by J. Pierpont Morgan. Some the scientifically important illustrations, together with Pikes notes, were on view in the Rare Book Room (3rd floor) of the American Museum of Natural History starting in February, 1976.

Sources

    American Museum of Natural History Press Release Calendar of Events, February, 1976. Departmental Records, 101; American Museum of Natural History Library Archives.

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Written by: Roxanne Edwards
Last modified: 2019 February 13


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