Title: Engraving of a limb bone of an ichthyosaur

Creator: William Clift, James Basire

Description: A limb bone from an ichthyosaur, a large extinct marine reptile.

The image was drawn by William Clift and engraved by James Basire, and appeared as plate 3 in Everard Home’s ‘Additional Facts Respecting the Fossil Remains of an Animal, on the Subject of Which Two Papers Have Been Printed in the Philosophical Transactions, Showing That the Bones of the Sternum Resemble Those of the Ornithorhynchus Paradoxus’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.108 (1819), pp24-32. It was presented to the Geological Society by Sir Everard Home on 5th June 1818.

Date: 1818

Format: Engraving

Archive reference: LDGSL/645

Image reference: 03-10

Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)


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