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Manatus (The Manatu of the West Indies)
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Stewart, J.; Lizars, W. H.
Place made: United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made: 1837
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 4 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Color engraving of a beached manatee. Four other manatees are shown in the near background: one in the water and three by the water's edge, two of which are a mother and her young. Palm trees and a mountain, as well as three ships, are depicted in the far background.