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Image number: RS.15183
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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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