'The Greater Cat-Fish' George Edwards
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'The Greater Cat-Fish'
Marine zoological studies of a specimen of catshark or dogfish from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, showing dark bands or stripes. Identified by some authors as the Puffadder shyshark Haploblepharus edwardsii . Two views of the adult, one of a juvenile and a view of the shark emerging from a egg case, or 'mermaid's purse'. Plate 289 from chapter 79 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 2 (London, for the author, 1760). The plate is inscribed: "Catullus major vulgaris. The figures were all drawn and Etched on the plate from nature of the bignes of life by George Edwards. June the first; AD 1758."
Original: etching. 1758
- Image reference: RS-9999
- The Royal Society
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