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Image number: RS.11820
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Saltwater clam, snail and 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

Anatomical studies of marine creatures: Figures 1-3 Saltwater clam, possibly the Sand gaper Mya arenaria. Figure 4 unidentified snail, here styled Turbo stagnalis. Figure 5 small jellyfish, life-sized and magnified by microscope.

Plate 7 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Tom. II. Liber II, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1765). The plate is inscribed above ‘TAB.VII’.

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

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