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Album of seaweed specimens, in scallop shell binding.

Great Britain, mid-19th century.
Physical Description:
1 item (1 shell, 30 seaweed specimens) ; 13 x 12 x 4 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SH390.5.G7 A43 1850 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
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Album of 30 specimens of seaweed, compiled by an unidentified collector, presumably British. The sheets of specimens are gathered together within the two parts of white scallop shell, which, with green silk ribbon, has been rendered as a binding, the natural hinge of the shell serving as the spine of the volume. The sheets bearing the seaweed specimens are cut to match the outline of the shell.
The scientific name (genus and species) is noted for each seaweed specimen, in black ink. There are multiple specimens for a number of species.
Subject Terms:
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.
Botanical specimens -- Great Britain.
Marine algae -- Collection and preservation.
Marine algae -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Pressed flower pictures.
Albums (Books)
Botanical illustrations.
Scallop shell.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Chondrus membrafolius
  • Chondrus crispus
  • Conferva rupestris
  • Chylocladia articulata
  • Chondrus membrafolius
  • Sertularia operculata
  • Rhodomenia palmata
  • Enteromorpha compress (2)
  • Dynamena abetena [?]
  • Nitophylum laceratum
  • Ulva linza
  • Sertularia abenina [?]
  • Conferva rupestris
  • Flustra truncata
  • Plocamium coccineum
  • Cystoseira fibrosa
  • Cellaria leviculata
  • Fucus digitatus
  • Sertularia falcata
  • [illegible]
  • Corallina
  • Chondrus crispus
  • Corallina
  • Ulva linza
  • Fucus digitatus
  • Flustra truncata
  • Rhodomenia palmata
  • Chondrus crispus
  • Chylocladia articulata.

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