'Fish...from Bermuda' Edmond Halley
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Side view of an unidentified fish, inscribed above in pencil: "A Fish Taken in the Latitude of 36 degrees NE & N [?] from Bermodas [Bermuda] following an old Mast overgrown with Barnacles." At a meeting of the Royal Society on 6 November 1700: "Dr. Sloane shewed a book of Albegetti's of artillery, and done according to Gallilae...Capt. Hally was desired to give the So: an acct. of this book in writing. The same produced several sketches of fishes, and of the Batavian Islands, for which he was thanked, and ye sketches ordered to be put into the Repository. The fishes were of two sorts of flying fish &c." Royal Society Journal Book, JBO/10/198. The astronomer Edmond Halley was commissioned captain in 1698 commanded the voyages of HMS Paramour in the South Atlantic.
Original: pencil on paper. 1699-1700
- Image reference: RS-9360
- The Royal Society
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