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Indigitat buccinum guienense papillatum majus cum sua limace

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Title

Indigitat buccinum guienense papillatum majus cum sua limace

Subject

Snails--anatomy & histology
Alligators and Crocodiles--embryology
Animal Shells
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraved by J. Mulder from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
A specimen jar with a large sea snail, 'Buccinum Guienense', (fig. 1); in the adjacent jar, a crocodile egg broken open so the fetus is visible (fig. 2). Each jar is top with sea plants, shells and other marine life.
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.tab6

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

31 x 18 cm

Citation

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660- and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “Indigitat buccinum guienense papillatum majus cum sua limace,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 24, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1504.