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Image number: RS.8654
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Argonaut shell and eggs

Date

1817

Creator

Franz Andreas Bauer (1758-1840, Austrian), Microscopist

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 252mm
width (painting): 176mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Plate 14 from the paper "The distinguishing characters between the ova of the Sepia, and those of the vermes testacea, that live in water, explained", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.107 (1817), pp.297-301. Specimen of argonaut collected by John Cranch (1758-1816), possibly the Ocythoe cranchii [Argonauta hians] described in the same volume of Transactions by William Elford Leach. Seven figures including the shell and magnified details of the ova. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed lower left "Franz Bauer del.". Royal Society stamp verso.

Object history

An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

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