image memoirs of the museum of comparative zoology_v8_1883_plate 1
Image number: RS.13008
Credit: ©The Royal Society,

Sea raft

Date

1883

Creator

A Meissel (active 1880s), Lithographer

After

Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz (1835-1910, Swiss-born American), Marine biologist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 444mm
width (print): 210mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological study of the Sea raft, or By-the-wind sailor, Velella velella (here styled Velella mutica). Three figures showing the hydrozoan in profile, from above and below, at natural size.

Plate 1 accompanying the paper ‘Exploration of the surface fauna of the Gulf Stream under the auspices of the coast survey: III part 1 The porpitidae and velellidae’, by Alexander Agassiz, Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, v.8 no.2 (Cambridge Mass., July 1883), pp.1-16.

Inscribed below: ‘A.Ag. del. A.Meisel, lith.’

Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz (1835-1910) Swiss-born American marine biologist and engineer.