Egyptian chameleon

    Date
    November 1686
    Creator
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , Naturalist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p3
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (page): 222mm
    width (page): 324mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
    Description
    A chameleon grasping a branch in leaf with foreclaws and tail. The branch bears an inscription in Latin: 'Hanc chamaeleonsis AEgyptiaci Iconem Delineabat R.Waller ad vivum quem possidebat Not. R.Boyl. Nov: 1686.' [This image of the Egyptian Chameleon was drawn by Richard Waller from the life which the Honorable Robert Boyle kept, November 1686.]
    Transcription
    On the branch of the tree, in gold: Hanc chamaeleonsis AEgyptiaci Iconem Delineabat R.Waller ad vivum quem possidebat Not. R.Boyl. Nov: 1686. [This image of the Egyptian Chameleon was drawn by Richard Waller from the life which the Honorable Robert Boyle kept, November 1686.]
    Transcribed by the Making Visible project
    Related fellows
    Robert Boyle (1627 - 1691, British) , Natural Philosopher and Chemist, Natural philosopher
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Africa
          > Egypt
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.16331
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