Bottlenose whale William Bell
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Plate 19 for the paper "Observations on the structure and oeconomy of whales", by John Hunter, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society vol. 77 part 1 1787 pp.371-450. View of the animal from its left side. The specimen, apparently a juvenile of twenty-one feet in length, "was caught above London Bridge in the year 1783, and became the property of Alderman Pugh". Numbered "IIII". Not signed. Watermarked "J Whatman".
Original: ink on paper. 1787
- Image reference: RS-8509
- The Royal Society
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