Objects

Pristis, sive Serra Rond

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Bellagambam
Place made: Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Bologna
Date made: 1613
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 14 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Page 693 (verso 694) from the book "De cetis" (Liber 1) by Ulyssis Aldrovandi, first edition (1613). Hand-colored. Depicts a side view of a creature similar to a carpenter shark, but with two spouts of water seemingly emerging from the far side of its head. With text in Latin. On verso, top and bottom views of the "saw" of a carpenter shark.


AF-NX-1623

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