Galápagos giant tortoise Richard Waller
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Galápagos giant tortoise
Zoological and anatomical study of a Galápagos giant tortoise, Chelonoidis niger, referred to here as a ‘Great Indian tortoise’. Shown in left profile in front of some woodland and a building. Above are isolated studies of various of its internal organs, including: heart, liver, kidneys and bladder.
Unnumbered plate from a translated edition of Charles Perrault’s Memoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux: Memoir's for a natural history of animals containing the anatomical descriptions of several creatures dissected by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, Englished by A.P. (London, 1688). A work of comparative anatomy featuring specimens from the Royal menageries at Vincennes and Versailles.
- Image reference: RS-19689
- ©The Royal Society
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