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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc. most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXXIX. Pla. 289. The greater cat-fish; Le chat de mer major,   pp. 169-170 ff.


Page 169

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which he calls a Small Brafilian Quill Lo-
cuft, called there Arumatia. It is greeni(h,
with fpotted legs: the body is like a birchen
twig, long and flender. Marcgravius hath
given two different fpecies of this infced
fee his Nat. Hiuf. of Brafil, p. 251.
The original fubjects, from which the
figures on this plate were taker, were
brought from the Cape of Good Hope in
fpirits of wine, and are now prefeived in
the cabinet of the worthy John Fothergill,
M. D. of London.
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riqu?. Petik'er a donn-' la figure d'une qr
pece d/1>,t~cre de lx mnienne *, qu'il aqpelle
Petite  Sauterelle i/n  BrCrei'1,  en  forme  de,
Tuyan de Plume, et qu'cn y atpeile Arumatia.
Cet itjic3Ie i,/i virt, et a les /iambes marquet'es:
ic corps rej/liml'e td une petite branche de bou-
leau, longue et inenuW.   Mlarcgrave a donne'
les figures de dz!x dJZ1entes c/p ces de cc!
inJde t.
Les filiets originaux, d'aprs le/quels les
ligures de cette planch'e ont ete' tire'es, fint
venus du Cap    de Bonne Efpe'rance, dans de
1'e//rit de vini et fjont atinellement conj'rv-'2s
dans   le  ca/inet dui cei'lhre AL   Fothergill,
Medecin, a' Londres.
* Gazophyl. p. LX.
t Voi. fon Hilt. Nat. dua Brefil, p. z51.
C H A P.
LXXIX.
P L A.
The Greater CAT-FISH.
T HESE figures were worked on the
copper-plate immediately from  na-
ture, of the fize of life. The two upper
figures are fuppofed to give the fize of
the fifli, when it is only a few days old:
the lower figures are of their bignefs at
the time of their exclufion from the egg,
part of the contents of the egg frill adherino
to one of them by the navel-firing.
The Cat-fifh is a leffer fpecies of the
Shark. I think  I have feen it in the
Britifh Channel, where our feamen call
it the Sea-Dog. The fkin of it feems to
be what our Joiners, &c. ufe to fmooth
and finifl their work. The upper fide or
back is of a brownifh colour, variegated
Le CHAT de ME R Major.
CE       S figures ov't et travaillees fur la
planche imne'diatecnent d'apre's les fijets
mc'nies, et de grandeur naturelle.    On flip-
pofe que les deux ftgures Jiperieiures nloxitrelt
la granideur du po'igwz, ozzand il n'a encorc
que queiquesjours: les dcrux Ii6nres inf 'rieures
le reprjeintent an ,lrtir ie 1'),', partie aIe
cY que I'6vuJ' conticit, tenaeJt encore a' i'xn
d'cuxx par le cordon dz noiniril.
Le Chat de Mer e        une petite /ejeice de
Requin.   'ye   crois  in  avcir VxU  dans la
lIfancbe, oui nos niatelots 1'appei''e,,t C'hien dle
Mer.    La peau iii 'en paroit (tre celle dont
i2os Alenuijiers, &c. Je firvent pour polir et
finir leurs ou vrages. Le defuxs ou le dos efi
brunndtre, mar quo' en travers de barres irre-
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