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    Fossil teeth of rhinoceros and horse

    Thomas Webster (1772 - 1844, British) , Geologist
    Mary Morland (1797 - 1857, British) , Illustrator
    William Clift (1775 - 1849, British) , Illustrator
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    height (painting): 238mm
    width (painting): 280mm
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       > Zoology
    Earth Sciences
       > Palaeontology
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    Plate 21 figures 4-7 from the paper "Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyaena, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the Continent.", by William Buckland, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.112 (1822), pp.171-236. Four views of fossil teeth from rhinoceros (figures 4-6) and a tooth from the upper jaw of a horse (figure 7) discovered at Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire. Figure 7 is pasted onto a main sheet for figures 4-6 with a pencilled instruction "Both Higher" referring to figures 5 and 7. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "J Whatman 1814".
    Object history
    An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
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