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Image number: RS.9935
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‘Sepia officianalia’ [Common cuttlefish]

Date

1848

Creator

Werner, Printmaker

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height (print): 412mm
width (print): 275mm

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nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological study of the Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). The cephalopod is presented with the two long tentacles extended, therefore a dead specimen. With supporting detail drawings A-F.

Plate 1 in the section “Seiche (Sepia)” from the book Histoire naturelle generale et particuliere des cephalopodes acetabuliferes vivants et fossiles.., by André Étienne d'Audebert de Férussac (1786-1836) and Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1857) (Paris, 1848). Various inscriptions, including below: “Werner. Atelier de Guerin. Imp.Lith. de Bove dirigee par Noel aini et Cie. S.Officinalia, Linne.”

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