Three specimens of marine life by T Cole

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Three specimens of marine life
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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21.7 x 30.5 cm
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Title:
Three specimens of marine life
Artist:
T Cole
Product code:
RS-10235
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The Royal Society

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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

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