Locusts

    Date
    4 September 1693
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p184a
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (Paper): 83mm
    width (Paper): 103mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > insect
    Description
    Etching of locusts, with inscriptions in ink, included in a letter written to 'a Divine in London'. The letter described a swarm of locusts which arrived in Jena from Vienna on 18 August 1693, and tasted like a kind of 'Eastern Locust'. This correspondent had printed a tract on the incident, from which this image was sent.
    Transcription
    Locustae in Germania visae Ao 1693 (Locusts seen in Germany in the year 1693)
    Mas (male)
    Foemella (female)
    Transcribed by the Making Visible project
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Germany
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.14656
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