image MS_131_89
Image number: RS.16416
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Butterflyfish

Date

1764

Creator

George Edwards (1694-1773, British), Naturalist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p89

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 300mm
width (paper): 242mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish
nature

Description

Side view of a variety of longnose butterflyfish (possibly Chelmon rostratus, although this specimen is not banded). Inscribed: 'After nature of the Size of Life. G. Edwards Delin: April 13 1764 in the 71st year of his age.' It was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 54 (1764), tab. 9.

Transcription

at the bottom: After nature of the size of Life. G. Edwards delin.: April 13, 1764, in the 71st year of his age.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

John Albert Schlosser, 'A fish from Batavia called Jaculator', Phil. Trans., 54 (1764), pp. 89-91, tab. 9.

Related Fellows

Jan Albert Schlosser (1733-1769), Physician
George Edwards (1694-1773, British), Naturalist

Associated place

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      > Indonesia