image tilesius w g_seemause_1802_plate 1
Image number: RS.11833
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Skate

Date

1802

Creator

Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau (1769-1857, German), Engraver

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 208mm
width (print): 255mm

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Marine biological studies of a species of skate (family Rajidae) claimed by the author as a new species from the Portuguese sea. The creature is an unidentified cartilaginous fish and is shown from above (figure 1) with a scheme of its front profile (figure 2).

Plate 1 from the book Ueber die sogenannten Seemause oder hornartigen fischeyer…by W.G. Tilesius (Leipzig, 1802).

Inscribed above: ‘Tab.I. Rajae nova species’. Inscribed below: ‘Auctor ad nat pinxit.

Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau (1769-1857) German naturalist, draughtsman and engraver.

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Germany