image tilesius w g_seemause_1802_plate 4
Image number: RS.11836
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Mermaid’s purses

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 zoological studies of the egg cases of skate and rays, including: figure 1 the Long-nosed skate Dipturus oxyrinchus (here referred to as Raja oxyrinchos); figure 2 a torpedo (Raja torpedo); and figure 3 the common skate Dipturus batis (here referred to as Raja batis). Figure 4 is a microscope view of the skin of the skate.

Plate 4 from the book Ueber die sogenannten Seemause oder hornartigen fischeyer…by W.G. Tilesius (Leipzig, 1802).

Inscribed above: ‘Tab.IV.’ and below: ‘Tilesius ad natur. pinx. & sculpsit’.

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

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Germany