Pectoral fin of the Squalus maximus [Basking shark] John Howship
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Pectoral fin of the Squalus maximus [Basking shark]
Plate 16 from the paper "Additions to an account of the anatomy of the Squalus maximus, contained in a former paper; with observations on the structure of the branchial artery", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.103 (1813), pp.227-241. From an original specimen caught at Brighton and brought to London for dissection in December 1812. View of the fin dissected to show cartilage arrangement, inscribed "Two inches to a foot": with a detail of the fibrous fin-tip, inscribed "The natural size". The work is inscribed above with publication and plate details. Signed "J. Howship. Delt." Royal Society stamp verso.
Original: ink on paper. 1813
- Image reference: RS-8606
- The Royal Society
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