'Le Roi des Harengs' [Oarfish] Anonymous
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'Le Roi des Harengs' [Oarfish]
Marine zoological study showing a side view of the Oarfish or 'King of Herrings' (Regalecus glesne). Plate 11 from the book Icones rerum naturalium, ou figures enlumlinees d'histoire naturelle du Nord, by Peter Ascanius, volume 1 (Copenhagen, 1772). Inscribed lower left "Ic. Rer. Nat. Tab. XI." Peter Ascanius was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1755.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1772
- Image reference: RS-9870
- The Royal Society
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