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Paintings, 'Maxillary elements of the iguanodon and of the iguana' by G [George Johann?] Scharf

Reference number: PT/75/1/4

Date: 1841


Plate 5, figures 1-9 showing portions of the fossilised jaw of the iguanodon and portions of the jaw of the Iguana tuberculata [Iguana iguana; green iguana]. Inscribed with publication and plate details. An ink inscription across the top reads 'A portion of the Lower Jaw of an Iguanodon'. Signed in ink bottom left 'Drawn by G. Scharf.' A graphite inscription bottom right reads 'J. [James] Basire sc.' Includes corrections of captions in graphite. Covered with a thin layer of tracing paper.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the iguanodon, and on the remains of the hylæosaurus and other saurians, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon Mantell.

Received by the Royal Society on 8 February 1841. Read 18 February 1841.

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Gideon Algernon Mantell, Paintings, 'Maxillary elements of the iguanodon and of the iguana' by G [George Johann?] Scharf, 1841, PT/75/1/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 June 2024

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