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print / book-illustration

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Z,1.159

  • Description

    'Scolopendra Americana', a large centipede, curled into a spiral; after Plumier; plate 6 of Martin Lister, 'A journey to Paris in the year 1698' (London, 1699). Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1699
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 173 millimetres
    • Width: 218 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered at top left, lettered at right: 'Scolopendra / Americana F. Plumier'; inscribed in ink to left of platemark: 'Listers Voyage'
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see Z,1.160.

  • Location

    Not on display (Natural History)

  • Exhibition history

    2013 Oct-Dec, Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Curious Beasts
    2014 March-May, Belfast, Ulster Museum, Curious Beasts
    2014 June-Aug, Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Curious Beasts
    2014 Oct-Dec, San Diego, University Galleries, Curious Beasts
    2016-2017 21 Oct-5 Feb, Adelaide, South Australian Museum: ‘Curious Beasts’

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: A journey to Paris in the year 1698
  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Z,1.159

Pl. 6; 'Scolopendra Americana', a large centipede, curled into a spiral; after Plumier; illustration to Martin Lister, 'A journey to Paris in the year 1698' (London, 1699). Engraving

Pl. 6; 'Scolopendra Americana', a large centipede, curled into a spiral; after Plumier; illustration to Martin Lister, 'A journey to Paris in the year 1698' (London, 1699). Engraving

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