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#45 - GEMS-BOK

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1890
Lithographer: Knapp & Co.

(Oryx gazella)

Although the cards in this series didn't include any additional descriptive information for the individual animals, the subsequently issued
Album of Illustrated Natural History
did devote a paragraph to

NOTE: I also have a copy of this card which carries #43 on the back, which I presume is a printing error.

(enlargement of lower right card back)

Except for the different numbers, I can find no differences between the two cards other than the normal variations in color that commonly occur in the series. (My #45 card is noticeably brighter than the #43 variety.)

Illustration previously published in Animate Creation: Vol. I - 1885
Mutzel - Gems-Bok
Artist: Gustav Mutzel (I think)