A 'petrified tooth' in the Royal Society's Repository by Anonymous

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A 'petrified tooth' in the Royal Society's Repository
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Plate illustrating Grew's chapter 'Of Animal Bodies Petrify'd', and shows a 'Petrify'd Tooth of a Sea Animal'; a 'Fish Mold'; a 'P.[etrified] Tooth of a Land Animal'; 'Cardites'; 'High-ward Conchites'; and 'Quadrilateral Musculites'. Table 19 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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