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Product details Three specimens of marine life
Three specimens of marine life
Marine zoological studies of three specimens. Figures 1-2 [centre] upper and lower views of a starfish, "most common upon our English coast". Figure 3 [below] sea horse from Italy, "taken from the Royal Society". Figure 4 [top] view of a sea-turtle, possibly the Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricate, "the first of the finny Race; drawn from Mr. Salter's Collection at the Coffee-House at Chelsea." Plate 4 from the book A philosophical account of the works of nature, by Richard Bradley (London, 1721). Inscribed "Plate IV. T.Cole sculp." Richard Bradley (1688-1732) English botanist and writer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712. Figure 3 on this plate is a specimen from the Royal Society's Repository.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1721
- Image ref: RS-10235
- The Royal Society