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Image number: RS.11812
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Starfish and barnacles

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 sea creatures. Figures 1-6 Starfish, or Sea-stars, Asteroidea. Figures 7-10 Barnacles, Balanidae. Each set of figures has details of anatomical structures, some under magnification, viewed by microscope.

Plate 12 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Liber tertius, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1761). The plate is inscribed above: ‘TAB XII’; 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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