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Image number: RS.11811
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sea urchins and mussels

Date

1761

Creator

J Rhodius (fl. 1760s, Dutch), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 210mm
width (print): 405mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological studies of various sea creatures. Figures 1-8: Sea urchins, Echinozoa. Figures 9-11: Mussels, Mytilus. Each set of figures has details of anatomical structures, including the ovum and eggs of the mussel, with magnified images viewed by microscope.

Plate 11 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Liber tertius, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1761). The plate is inscribed above ‘TAB.XI’ and below: ‘J. Rhodius ad viv. pinxit.’

Job Baster (1711-1775) Dutch physician and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1738.

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