Snakes

The “Scientifics” often sketched the wildlife specimens they came across during their travels. After careful study, many specimens then became dinner! The Wilkes Expedition discovered thousands of new plant and animal species. These images come from the volumes of the expedition’s findings.

Caption:
Snakes, South America (Callirhinus patagoniensis, Dendrophis prasinus)
Type: Illustration
Image Date: 1858
Credit: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Origin: Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Charles F. Girard
SIL 19-31-043b
Navigators & Inventors
 
Snakes, South America (Callirhinus patagoniensis, Dendrophis prasinus)