image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Above, two butterflies; below, a small double-headed snake from Barbabos.

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From the Collection

Description

Coloured etching by G. Edwards after himself.
The two heads of the snake are shown separately

Inscription: A small double headed snake from the island of Barbados. George Edwards 1748

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Image Credit

image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

From the Watercolour World

Location

West Indies

Medium

Tww Comment

Plate 207. The snake was brought from the Island of Barbados to the Royal Society in London. (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/55948472). The black butterflies were given to G Edwards by William Gouppy who had got them from West Indies.(https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/55948472)