A coconut in the Royal Society's Repository by Anonymous

A coconut in the Royal Society's Repository


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Product details A coconut in the Royal Society's Repository

A coconut in the Royal Society's Repository


Study of 'The coco nut ... sent me fresh by Mr. Sam. Moody from Jamaica, [which] I had the opportunity to observe'. The entire coconut cut in two, the shell, the 'Outward Coat', the 'Inward Coat' and the kernel are depicted. Table 15 from the book Musaeum Regalis Societatis; or, A catalogue and description of the natural and artificial rarities belonging to the Royal Society, and preserved at Gresham Colledge, by Nehemiah Grew (second printing: London, 1686). The Royal Society's museum collection, or Repository, was established in the 1660s. It was intended to be "a General Collection of all the Effects of Arts, and the Common, or Monstrous Works of Nature", for use by the Fellows in their attempts to understand and classify the natural world.

Original: engraving. 1681

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