'Silex arenacea' James Sowerby
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Fossil shells in sandstone, here termed 'calcereous sandstone'. Plate 15 from British mineralogy: or coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, by James Sowerby, volume 1 (London, R.Taylor & Co., 1804). The accompanying text states that "Masses of this...were found at near twelve feet deep in a lightly gravel stratum, in cutting the canal at the Isle of Dogs..." The plate is inscribed: "Feb. 1 1803. Published by Jas. Sowerby, London."
Original: engraving. 1803
- Image reference: RS-10540
- The Royal Society
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