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Paper, 'The description and figure of a scorpion from Barbary [North Africa]' by Richard Waller

Reference number: CLP/15i/38

Date: March 1689

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Waller shares a description of a scorpion (Scorpiones), with a focus on its 'two great claws'. Followed by one page of figures, including a full-colour drawing of a scorpion.

Subject: Zoology / Arachnology

Read to the Royal Society on 27 March 1689

Reference number
CLP/15i/38
Earliest possible date
March 1689
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Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Richard Waller

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Richard Waller, Paper, 'The description and figure of a scorpion from Barbary [North Africa]' by Richard Waller, March 1689, CLP/15i/38, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_15i_38/paper-the-description-and-figure-of-a-scorpion-from-barbary-north-africa-by-richard-waller, accessed on 01 March 2024

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    Dates: 1592-1741

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