'Nautilus lacustris' John Agnew
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Plate 1 figures 1-8 from the paper "An account of some minute British shells, either not duly observed, or totally unnoticed by Authors. In a letter to Sir Joseph Banks...", by John Lightfoot, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.76 (1786), pp.160-170. Seven figures of a freshwater Nautilus. Figures 1-2 show the creature at life size. Figures 3-5 are magnified views of the animal and its shell in different orientations. Figures 6-7 are sections of shell in profile, magnified. Figure 8 shows the animal's excrement. John Lightfoot stated in his paper [p.168] that specimens were found "by Mr Agnew, Gardener to the late Duchess Dowager of Portland; by whose sagacity all the preceding shells were discovered, and by whose faithful pencil they were drawn".
Original: watercolour on paper. 1785
- Image reference: RS-9816
- The Royal Society
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