Amsterdam, Janssoons van Waesberge, 1744. Large single leaf (21.0 x 25.5 cm).
This finely engraved plate depicts items from the collection of natural history objects by the Dutch medical doctor and zoologist Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731). Shown is a bottle with the fetus of an aquatic mammal, on a pedestal, and four egg-shaped objects. This anatomical-philosophical plate was first issued in Ruysch's "Thesaurus animalium" (1710). This copy is from the later, Dutch edition, by the same publisher, of his collected works. Plate engraved "Neerd. Taf. 110 / Tab V". Weak vertical fold, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 3541.