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Image number: RS.11818
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Jellyfish

Date

1765

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 jellyfish. Figure 1 possibly the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Cyanea capillata (here styled Medusa capillata). Figures 2-3 unidentified jellyfish, possibly the Compass jellyfish Chrysaora hysoscella observed in the sea in the area of Haarlem in1762.

Plate 5 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Tom. II. Liber II, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1765). The plate is inscribed above ‘TAB.V’ 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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