Paper cut-out of fish

    Date
    May 1663
    Creator
    Unknown, Artist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p3
    Dimensions
    height (object): 485mm
    width (object): 156mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ichthyology
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > fish
    nature
    Description
    A paper cut-out in the shape of a large herring which accompanied a written account of a very large herring (19 1/2 inches long and 5 inches wide) from Scotland. The paper was presented by Robert Moray at the meeting of the Royal Society. on 1 July 1663.
    Object history
    At the meeting of the Royal Society on 1 July 1663, ‘Sir Robert Moray communicated likewise an account of a very large herring, caught upon the coast of Scotland, which, according to that account, contained in length 19 ½ inches, and in breadth, without the fins, 5 inches’ (Birch 1:271).
    Related fellows
    Robert Moray (1608 - 1673, British) , Natural philosopher
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.15183
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