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Paintings, Helix janthina [marine snail] by Franz [Andreas] Bauer

Reference number: PT/73/6/15

Date: 1817


Plate 13 showing seven figures including details of the shell of the Helix janthina [Janthina janthina, or marine snail] with magnified images of ova and internal chambers. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed lower left 'Franz Bauer. del.' Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Observations on the genus of Ocythoë Rafinesque, with a description of a new species' by William Elford Leach.

Read to the Royal Society on 5 June 1817.

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Watercolour on artists' board
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Franz Andreas Bauer

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William Elford Leach

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Franz Andreas Bauer, William Elford Leach, Paintings, Helix janthina [marine snail] by Franz [Andreas] Bauer, 1817, PT/73/6/15, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 February 2024

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