Fossil wolf jawbone William Clift
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Fossil wolf jawbone
Plate 8 figures 2-3 from the paper "On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston...", by Joseph Whidbey with the supplementary paper "A description of the fossil bones found in the caverns of Oreston...", by William Clift, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.113 (1823), pp.78-90. Two views of what Clift described as "part of the lower jaw of a young wolf, in a diseased state from abcess." Figure 2 inside view. Figure 3 exterior view. Found at Oreston quarry, near Plymouth in Devon. Inscribed with publication and plate details and pencil notes upper left "Page 8 Young Wolf." and lower left [apparently in error] "Fig 2. Outside view Fig 3 Inside view." Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "J Whatman 1818".
Original: ink on paper. 1822
- Image reference: RS-9894
- The Royal Society
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