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In liquore limpido demonstrat loliginem, cum particula ovarii foetibus onusti

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Title

In liquore limpido demonstrat loliginem, cum particula ovarii foetibus onusti
Acus marina amboinensis undique spinosa
Phiala in liquore continens percam amboinensem volantem pinnis longissimis

Subject

Fishes--anatomy & histology
Loligo--anatomy & histology
Ovary--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Possibly engraved by Joseph Mulder from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
A specimen jar with a squid and it's ovaries (fig. 1); in the adjacent jar, a fish ('Perca Amboinensis') (fig. 3); and in between the jars, a long, spiny sea creature ('Amboinensis') (fig. 2). Each lid is topped with a sea plant and a fish.
Title derived from caption in text.

Creator

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660-
Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731

Source

Thesaurus Anatomicus, a 10-part work first published from 1701 to 1716, is a catalog of Frederik Ruysch's unusual anatomical collection. Illustrated with over 40 plates, engraved by Joseph Mulder and Cornelis Huyberts, Ruysch's collection contains odd assemblages of primarily human anatomical specimens, some of which he composed with the help of his daughter, the painter, Rachel Ruysch. In addition to the curiosities that he contributed to the science of anatomy, Ruysch also advanced techniques in dissection and embalming.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1710

Identifier

Af_37_v1.pam4.tab2

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

21 x 16 cm

Citation

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660- and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “In liquore limpido demonstrat loliginem, cum particula ovarii foetibus onusti,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed February 23, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1502.