Title: ‘Skeleton of the Megatherium found near Buenos Ayres’
Creator: Lithographed by by George Scharf and printed by Charles Hullmandel, possibly after drawing by Henry Hall.
Description: Print of the ‘Skeleton of the Megatherium found near Buenos Ayres and now in the cabinet of Natural History at Madrid….’
A Megatherium was a ground sloth, the size of a modern elephant which lived during the Pliocene. Usually found in South America, this specimen was sent from Buenos Aires to Madrid in 1789 and named by Georges Cuvier in 1796.
Archive reference: LDGSL/663
Image reference: 03-18
Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm