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The return path of the bridge
This ink, wash and body colour image depicts the return path of the bridge through the mountains. The drawing appears in the third of J. J. Scheuchzer's four manuscript volumes describing his journey through the Alps in the early 18th century.
Johann Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss scholar and physician, who was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1703. He was interested in natural history, fossil records and traces of the impact of the Biblical Flood. The Royal Society sponsored the publication of Scheuchzer's description of the Swiss Alps, [Ouresiphoitis] Helveticus, sive itineris alpini, with several Fellows offering subscriptions to defray the cost of the engravings. As was common practice, the printed illustrations bore the name of the subscriber at the bottom of the plate.
- Image reference: RS-16959
- ©The Royal Society
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